How Reason Died for Want of Leadership: How Leadership died for Want of Reason

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Syracuse University’s Dean Lorraine Branham ‘disinvited’ three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michel du Cille from a conference because he had recently returned from Liberia. Makes sense, you say? Please listen to the details: Mr.… Continue reading

Gamers and Gates, and Deaths Thereof

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Given the other, far weightier issues this blog takes on, this little op-ed is almost ridiculous on its face. However, this is one of the many things that affect my online life, and… Continue reading

Why You Should Worry about Ebola

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If you find yourself, at this moment, anywhere off the African continent and are not a health professional called to treat Ebola patients, the chance of you catching the disease is, at present,… Continue reading

Our ethical bankruptcy is going to kill us, not a virus.

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The United States has the most capable health infrastructure and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,” Lisa Monaco, President Obama’s senior counter-terrorism adviser, said at a White House briefing. (“US… Continue reading

Well of Rage

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I plan on writing a longer post on my travels around Morocco, but for now, I just wanted to muse on a single strange incident. I think it is fair to say that,… Continue reading

Depression, Suicide and Leprosy of the Soul

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In the Bible, leprosy was believed to be the outward manifestation of sin, a disease of the soul that left its mark on the body as a way of warning others to stay… Continue reading

Language, Violence, Blame and History

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First, before you read further, let me put my cards on the table: I am of Sephardi descent. So, I’m Jewish, although not an Ashkenazi Jew and I hold no affiliation with that… Continue reading

Flight MH17 – The Spectacle Grief & the Role of the Artist in Society

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I remember clearly, after the Sandy Hook massacre, watching a news interview with a father of one of the children who had been killed. It was literally hours after the event, and this… Continue reading

The Gaping Flaw in Logic in The Supreme Court

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The recent Supreme Court decision that allows companies with ‘deeply held religious beliefs’ from being compelled to cover reproductive health services or drugs for their employees exposes some deeply unimpressive reasoning on the… Continue reading

I Think It’s Worse Than You Think

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For anyone who hasn’t read my writing or blog posts before, I want to come right out and identify myself as very much left of centre on most issues. There are a few… Continue reading