From the year 2016



Three ways post-election liberals are terrifying me
in Politics

Can we please try to think strategically about this?

The (not very Christian) reason I will say “Merry Christmas” this year
in Culture

It’s more subversive than you think.

Your argument is completely correct, and also wrong.
in Culture

Deconstructing a Twitter case study in non-communication.

Trump is my president
in Politics

And this is why it’s important for him to be yours, as well.

Recipe: sugar free, carb free, low fat, high protein brownies
in Fitness

My friends tell me it tastes like sadness.

God hates cities (and competent people)
in Religion

The story of the Tower of Babel, annotated for your reading pleasure.

How I became radicalized (and so can you)
in Culture

This is going to make the Trumpsters’ lives a living hell.

This is how a gay atheist immigrant from Jordan is handling Trump’s election
in Culture

His name is Osama, he lives in Dallas, and he’s not going anywhere.

25 years ago this book predicted Trump, Hillary and war with ISIS
in Culture

It was published in 1991, and these quotes are scary accurate.

What does it mean to write with courage?
in Personal Stuff

Many people think that being combative, abrasive and contrarian is “courageous”. They are wrong.

Microaggressions against my favorite novels
in Culture

My favorite novels didn’t make it onto the list “100 novels everyone should read”. I feel bad for them.

Patriarchy, traffic jams and complex systems
in Culture

This might change your view on why patriarchy exists, or whether it exists at all.

Why I supported Black Lives Matter interrupting Gay Pride
in Politics

It helps to talk to people who were there.

Social Constructs 101: what the term means, and what it doesn’t mean
in Culture, Science

You should know what you’re talking about.

Will laws relating bathroom use to birth certificates make people safer?
in Culture, Interviews

These laws might actually have the opposite effect.

The woman who invented Facebook
in Culture

She’s in her 70’s and hates this newfangled technology.

Democracy 2.0: technology can improve how we elect leaders
in Politics

Surely we can use technology to do better.

Kill them! Kill them all!
in History

The King of France was twenty-two years old, he was tired and angry, and he feared for his mother’s life.

The problem with calling things “offensive” (Facebook Video)
in Culture

My 90-second impromptu rant about offensive speech.

My thoughts on Killing an Arab
in Culture

Self-censorship is harmful, but don’t be too quick to judge those who do it.

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