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Power Jan 23

The myth of the “Millennial-friendly city”

Take it from me, the only thing that happens when a bunch of Millennials move to your city is that it will start to suck.

Power Jan 23

The dangerous shortcomings of forensic science

Junk forensic science is responsible for putting many innocent people behind bars. Can the field be advanced to prevent this?

Power Jan 22

Why British food is terrible

It has nothing to do with World War II.

Power Jan 22

Andrew Yang and the New American Tories

What links celebrity Yang supporters like Dave Chappelle, Rivers Cuomo, and Norm MacDonald?

Power Jan 21

Roger Scruton helped make things worse

The British philosopher is being widely eulogized as a man of noble mind and generous heart. Hardly.

Power Jan 21

I’m mad online and I’m going to keep taking it and not log off ever because I love tweeting

There is a kind of catharsis in getting mad online, but it is a hollow form of release.

 
Power Jan 16

Did Canada really abolish solitary confinement?

Sort of, but they may have replaced it with something worse.

Power Jan 16

The history of Catholic teaching on abortion isn’t as clear cut as you think

Its position has hardly been “unchangeable” throughout the past two millennia.

Power Jan 14

The crucial difference between Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn

Sanders, blessedly, is capable of being a bit of a dick.

Power Jan 14

The stock market is on fire. Are we about to get burned?

For millennials, whose lives have been defined by the 2008 crash, Wall Street gains seem to spell disaster for normal people.

Power Jan 14

Facebook vigilantes are poisoning dogs in Myanmar

How dog-haters are exploiting a public health crisis to pointlessly kill canines in the city of Yangon.

Power Jan 13

“Queer” as in… what, exactly?

The spaces we invoke by using the term don’t always do justice to our imaginations.

Power Jan 13

When a whisper network fails

Rumors and innuendo about a man’s bad behavior can only go so far.

Power Jan 08

What if modern conspiracy theorists are altogether too media literate?

When faced with a book-length onslaught of brain-breaking conspiracies like “Revolution Q,” and the Qanon movement behind it, we might start asking if we're getting things exactly backwards.

Power Jan 08

The people in power will let your country burn

The response from the Australian government and media to the country’s unprecedented fires are a bleak vision of everyone’s future.

Power Jan 07

How to be wrong

When the stakes are high, we must embrace the possibility we just aren’t right.

Power Jan 07

“The Gang Fixes 10 Downing Street”

UK political advisor Dominic Cummings has a plan to reimagine the civil service, and it sounds strikingly familiar.

Power Jan 07

Who is the world’s No. 1 bad guy?

Opponents of war don’t need to equivocate over the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Power Jan 06

Remember when literally all of this happened already?

The same craven motherfuckers who sold us the Iraq War are back on the TV.

Power Jan 03

Santa isn’t real, and health care is a human right

What’s the right age to tell your kids hard truths about the world?