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The Truth About Ferguson

First off, let’s make something clear. This post is not about the actual shooting of Michael Brown, nor the validity of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This post is about the deeper issue that has tacitly pervaded American culture for decades, revealing itself to public scrutiny only in phasic culminations of racial … Continue reading

The thing about mandates (and why Obama has one)

Okay, let’s get one thing straight: last week’s election was not that close. The election results were in before 11:30, much sooner than anyone expected. In fact, it was over quicker than Obama’s landslide win in ’08, by a minute. I think political analyst Charlie Cook said it best: “It’s certainly true that 51 percent (rounding up from 50.5) to … Continue reading

Altruism vs. Capitalism: Obstacles in restructuring Africa’s health care system

“Let me tell you a story about life, death and profit. It involves some of the poorest countries in the world and some of the richest companies. It goes to the heart of how the modern world is to be run and whether the institutions set up to police the global economy are up to … Continue reading

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