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Media Bias - The problem of "objective" reporting, which has largely replaced watchdog investigative journalism in the mainstream media.
The Monkeysphere - Implications of the Social Brain Hypothesis for our modern culture. Memetic solution to a genetic limitation.
Conveying Authority by Watching - Musings on an article by Katherine Winans, about keeping too close an eye on politics and letting your own life slip by.
Euphemisms and Power Over Thought - How the government wields power indirectly by controlling the language distributed to people through media.
Kill The President - Can saying the wrong thing lead to Secret Service or FBI surveillance? Perhaps it depends who says it.
Sleeping Pills and Quality of Life - Can sleep come in pill form? Can we alter our bodies to need less food? How would that change things?
Is the FDA Past Its Expiration Date? - Privatizing the FDA to speed up the release of new drugs, as some have suggested, might make things worse.
Cochlear Implants and the Death of Deaf Culture - What will happen to Deaf culture as the audiological condition is removed from society?
High-Tech Heroin - By Richard Forno. An article on our addiction to technology and its modern corporate dealers.
Generation Googletm - Google has become an important technological and cultural phenomenon but has it transcended company-hood?
Employment for Profit's Sake - If technology is labor-saving, why do people still work so much?
The Ludic Paradigm: Productive Games - Restructuring mundane, "necessary" tasks into inherently rewarding activities.
Living in the Moment - The past is gone, tomorrow becomes today -- we are forever in the present moment. A call to live deeply.
21st Century Crack - Uncovering a more subtle addiction than drugs, but so pervasive and ubiquitous as to be transparent. A detox proposal.
So What Do We Do? - Things could be better than they are, but how do we get there? How can change be brought about?
Primitivism is a State of Mind - Wrestling with the desire to escape modern society for freethought and peace of mind while still being stuck in modern society.
The Revolutionary Pleasure of Thinking For Yourself - By anonymous authors. On freeing your mind and the difference between living and surviving.
My Anarchism Problem - By Bob Black. Book excerpt about the problematic associations that come with calling one's self an anarchist.
Revolution - Why a political revolution will not get us anywhere without a revolution of the mind.
My Lai - An attempt to understand how the massacre in Vietnam could happen.
Overcrowded Prisons and the Drug War - The U.S. has the highest proportion of prisoners on the globe. Something is wrong, but it isn't the use of marijuana.
Adel Hamad: How Guantanamo Imprisons Aid Workers - Story showing the problem when you remove the legal checks against mistaken imprisonment.
Abortion - Is abortion just an easy fix? When is it wrong? When does a fertilized egg become human? Some of my thoughts, seeking a middle-ground solution.
Marriage and Sex - Looking at some illogical restrictions on marriage for same-sex couples, and general thoughts on marriage and sex.
Treatment of Animals - Why animals, including those raised for meat, need to be protected from human-inflicted abuse and suffering.
Decaying Freedom - A database of news and research on threats to freedom and civil liberties within the United States. [RETIRED]