Not Even Gods Of War Can Kill Ideas With Bombs


Human beings understand that an idea can have formidable perseverance, when they agree with it. In fact, so fervently do people believe this, falling on one’s sword to protect the idea is considered an honorable exit from this terrestrial sphere. So, it goes without saying that human beings understand an idea can survive violence, even death — but again, only if they agree with the idea.

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On Net Neutrality, Ted Cruz Is Doing The Oligarch’s Bidding

On Monday President Obama voiced his strongest support yet for equal and fair access to the internet, calling on the FCC to “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” In response, part-time Senator and full-time tool, Ted Cruz, said in a tweet that “‘Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.” A few days later, Cruz wrote an op-ed, further explaining his bonehead assessment. “In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet,” said Ted Cruz in his Washington Post piece. “It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and higher prices.”

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We The People Should Democratize Internet Access

Internet access in 2014 is not a luxury, it is a necessity. It is a prerequisite for education. It is a prerequisite for commerce. It is a prerequisite for participation in modern society, which means it is imperative that every American have fast and affordable access to the internet. So why not democratize our internet access? After all, the internet started as a government initiative, it’s hardly a radical idea to make public such a vital service.

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Winter Storm Power Outages Reveal Problem For EVs

Yesterday the Philadelphia area was hit with an ice storm only thirty-six hours after a snow storm dumped as much as nine inches of snow in and around the city. The force of gravity combined with the weight of the wet snow and half an inch of ice proved too much for many trees in the greater Philadelphia area, resulting in what can only be referred to as “The Great Treepocalypse of 2014.”

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Labor Day’s True Meaning: When Workers Organize, We All Benefit

Take a few minutes during that barbecue, or while reading, or while catching up on TV shows, or whatever you plan to do on your day off, to remember that Labor Day was not created as just another vacation day for white-collar workers. In fact, there are many people who do work on Labor Day. But this day was created to recognize organized labor, and the labor movement that made it possible for people to form unions. And those unions are responsible for giving us the 40-hour work week, better working conditions, the weekend, and better pay. Even if you never belonged to a union, the effect unions have on the job marketplace has helped us all – a rising tide lifts all boats.

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College Admission When You’re White, Privileged And Righteous

Books - photo by ChrisRecently the Supreme Court punted on an affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, sending the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the school in 2008 when she was a high school senior. She was rejected, and because, well, she’s white and the school is not color blind, according to Fisher, that means her rejection was discriminatory. You know, there’s a lot of that going around these days. People born into white privilege are increasingly screwed in today’s America. They don’t stand a chance!

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