Bandwagon fans are the economic engine of sports. Being a bandwagon fan means less misery, but it also means less joy.
Malcolm Gladwell argues that absolute proof shouldn’t be necessary to act. Sure. But who’s arguing otherwise?
I have been trying Mastodon for the last several months. It has a long way to go, but its decentralized structure could free the internet.
Various factions fight for the soul of the two major political parties because our broken election system props up the two-party system. We need proportional representation to better realize the ideals of democracy.
Matthew McConaughey gave a speech at the White House about the mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. While I’m not particularly passionate about the legal status of guns, I think his speech was a master class in political rhetoric.
There’s a growing number of progressives who have embraced the “socialist” label. I explain why this is a rhetorical mistake, regardless of the validity of their policy positions.
I wrote this at the beginning of the pandemic. It has missed its relevancy window to be published so it will remain here in the archives.