Month: May 2022

Why do MAGA Nation and conservatives accept high rates of mass shootings and gun deaths as the price of freedom?

Making the Inexplicable Explicable: The Uvalde Elementary School Mass Shooting


Reading time: 4 minutes
Why is it that the right to own a gun, any gun you wanna own, as many as you wanna own, and as much ammo as you wanna own outweighs everyone’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in MAGA Nation? Turns out, there is a solid cogent answer.

How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close.

Civil War: Know the Warning Signs


Reading time: 6 minutes
How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close. We’re already on the cusp of stage 3. We’re living in an anocracy. We have sharply divided identity politics dominated by white grievance. We are closer than most of us think.

How does binge-watching TV shows create a dopamine trap?

An Infinite Dopamine Loop


Reading time: 3 minutes
We live in evil times. I’m not talking about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Putin’s War in Ukraine, the naked authoritarian threat to our democracy, I’m talking about the use of persuasive design to keep us binge-watching TV rather than doing our chores!

Tippitiwichet

In which I grow wildflowers and monsters, and homeschool one of them.

Several Problems Press

Analysis and journalism from the era of hate

collaboration with learners

adapt and learn together

Episodic Squalid Rants

public tantrums by a non-two-year-old

scott dagostino

a gay who just happens to be writer

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

The Food Nugget

Exploring the world one bite at a time.

Mirroring the World

Grab a Blanket, But Don't Get Too Cozy...

the brixton housewife

...not the stereotypical picture