The know-nothing movement that Trump now leads obviously creates direct challenges that the forces of truth must rise to meet, but we're not responsible for the war on truth.
Let’s raise the legal age of marriage in Maryland
UPDATE: Maryland raised the minimum marriage age to 17 (which requires permission from a parent/guardian or the court), or 18 otherwise. The law took effect in October 2022. Today I sent the following letter to the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to hold a hearing on these bills tomorrow. Under current law in…
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Googling “Lost in Translation” versus “nativity scenes” across state political identities
Also, vegetarian food versus cooking steaks -- using new Gallup state data.
The Death of Truth rings true
You may as well read Michiko Kakutani's book in one sitting.
Against Trump’s family separation policy
It's vile and inhumane. No one has to tolerate this system of atrocities, and that includes all of us.
The failure of the success sequence
Generations of applying the "three somethings" formula to a basic idea: the problem with poor people is that they’re doing life wrong.
Hitting for the cycle in Trump land
From it's not true to nothing matters in a few tweets.
How I choose sides like it’s 1934
What it means to refuse to normalize Trump.
Electoral representation by demographic group
What if we redid the electoral system by the demographic categories and then let geographic groups complain if they end up underrepresented, instead of the other way around?
Don’t flatter yourself, Trump’s America
I bet at least a few people somewhere between Canada and Chile would find a reason to stay in their homes.