Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Psychologists on Virtue Signaling

From “Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists”: When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don’t affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a “disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” But new … Continue reading

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Time: Divided Dems Debate Future of Party

Time has a story on “Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms”: Ignoring that struggle has caused headaches in the heartland. Today only 28% of House Democrats hail from states that don’t touch the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, … Continue reading

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The Sci-Fi Roots of the Alt-Right

In “The Sci-Fi Roots of the Far Right”, leftie David Auerbach makes me want to read the Hugo-nominated 1977 novel Lucifer’s Hammer, co-authored by Larry Niven and the recently-deceased Jerry Pournelle: Pournelle — who died earlier this month — first rose to … Continue reading

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