Where Did This Blog Go?

“They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.”

Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas: A Story”, 1974

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Unquestioned Answers

“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” State of Fear, Michael Crichton You didn’t ask. But why, then, do you know the questions? Believe it or not, these are (nearly) all answers to unfair questions I’ve heard before. Do any of these surprise you? A 2015 […]

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The Year in Class War

But it’s much more than that; it’s also an attack on the GOP’s own working-class voters, who Republicans hope will stick with the party despite higher taxes and stagnant wages and more expensive insurance because of the country’s other great battle, the culture war. “The Year In Class War,” Sarah Jones, The New Republic, December […]

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You Get What You Pay For

You can really breathe in San Jose They’ve got a lot of space There’ll be a place where I can stay I was born and raised in San Jose I’m going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” Hal David, lyricist, 1968 It may […]

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