I pulled together a few charts for a presentation on demographic trends, including Israel / Palestine. It follows my post from 5 years ago, when I concluded that, "Israel’s trajectory is unsustainable in more ways than one." These use data from the UN, Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, World Bank, and Israel Democracy Institute. 1.…
Family mass murders account for 41% of deaths
In Enoch City, it's important to bear witness to the fact that the system absolutely failed those innocent children and let them be murdered by the very man they had tried to warn the police about.
Santa’s magic, children’s wisdom, and inequality (a timeless holiday classic essay!)
Santa is harmless fun and existential comfort-food. So, consider this an attempted joyicide.
Visiting Israel, with demography (this is not sustainable edition)
With audio, and photographs! Israel's trajectory is unsustainable in more ways than one. The political situation is not the subject of this post, but it's necessary to say at the beginning that the oppression of Palestinians by the state of Israel, made possible by the United States, is morally unacceptable and relative to all the…
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Who’s happy in marriage? (Not just rich, White, religious men, but kind of)
The trend is not good, but at least I can tell you the secret to marital happiness.
Couple fact patterns about sexuality and attitudes
More tolerance, religious diversity, more same-sex sex.
Teen birth rate low but Bible remains a concern
I'm no Bible expert, and this could all be a total coincidence, but I think some real research on it might be pretty interesting.
Pick your potion, Dalai Lama and Pope Francis edition
If you only like religious leaders who agree with what you already think, what do you need them for?
The difference fundamentalists make
For trust in science, gay marriage, and women's employment, the majority of American opposition comes from people who hold fundamentalist Christian views.
Santa’s magic, children’s wisdom, and inequality
What if we just gave children presents because we love them?