Musa al-Gharbi offers parting observations about pitfalls viewpoint diversity reform advocates often fall into, and advice on how to avoid them
Heterodox Academy“Anyone who says they are out to reform higher education but spends their time trying to mock, caricature, villainize or discredit the left—they are not serious about realizing change. The left is not the problem. Homogeneity is a problem.”
In a tense meeting with employees, Cenk Uygur argued that a union doesn’t belong at a small news network struggling to make profits.
Dave JamiesonNEW: In a tense all-hands meeting, Cenk Uygur urged staff at The Young Turks not to form a union, arguing the progressive network couldn't sustain one. "The reality is we're in a precarious position," Cenk told me.
Christina Sommers 🧢The Young Turks' Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not To Unionize | HuffPost
I’m quick to blame men for their toxic behavior, but in this case, I, the woman, was part of the problem
Heather E HeyingWomen don’t ski in long, flowing dresses because it would be dangerous and stupid to do so. But a man does it, and objecting indicates some sort of failure “as a woman who wants to help rewrite gender norms”?! FFS.
Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign plans to unleash its cash-flush media operation against Bernie Sanders in the wake of the Vermont senator's resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses.
Brian SchwartzNEW: Mike Bloomberg's campaign is preparing a media onslaught against Bernie Sanders. Opposition research, more digital ads, op-eds and surrogate TV appearances are all in the works to attack the Democratic front runner.
Sznycer and Patrick show that laypeople can intuitively recreate core aspects of criminal laws drawn from ancient, culturally foreign legal codes and argue that this is consistent with the theory that criminal laws originate in the human brain.
Will SaletanWould independents "vote for someone...who describes themselves as a Democratic Socialist"? 42-26 no.
"consider voting for a presidential candidate who called themselves a Democratic socialist"? 47-31 no.
"ever vote for a Democratic Socialist"? 64-36 no.
Will SaletanDemocrats are bad at estimating how socialism plays in elections.
A 49% plurality of Democrats said most, half, or nearly all voters would consider voting for a democratic socialist for president. But in the same poll, only 35% of voters said they would.
VBW favorite Paul Bloom takes a short break from his Sam Harris duties to help us break down the Coen Brothers' ode to uncertainty, "A Serious Man." Does inaction have consequences? Can you understand the cat but not the math? Why are there Hebrew...