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Politically Incorrect: Time for a Change
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Politically Incorrect: Time for a Change

You’re going to die. I know that’s not the most chipper salutation. It’s not exactly a “Good morning!” or a “Happy Thursday!”, but as the school year (and this column) winds down to a close, I’ve been contemplating the incommensurability of death and the inevitable march to oblivion that we […]

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When Becoming the Issue Becomes the Issue

I was digging into a new novel on the patio outside Nicoletti’s a few weeks back when a single word in a nearby conversation caught my attention: divestment. The pair — a guy and girl, both college-aged and bespectacled, sipping coffee and picking at muffins — was sitting directly behind […]

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Eternal Optimism and Pessimism, Both Impediments to Human Progress?

There is a world in which the Newtown massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing and the collapse of the Bangladesh garment factory last month never happened. This is a world without war, famine or genocide, without car accidents or teenage pregnancy or even burnt toast, and though it might seem improbable […]

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Shoot the Messenger (But Not Literally!): The Media’s Incendiary Tug-of-War

I’m not your typical angry guy. I’m not the guy prone to cut and flip you off on the freeway. I’m not the guy you see hurling curses at CALPIRG recruiters or turning into a human steam engine the second Starbucks mucks up his order. I rarely raise my voice, […]

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So Wrong, It’s Right

    What is “politically incorrect”? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself for a while. With 18 articles claiming the title, you’d think I’d have figured it out by now. But the question is actually twofold. “Politically Incorrect,” the column, is not the same thing as politically incorrect, the […]