8 Indisputable Reasons to Support Edward Snowden (And Many Disputable Ones Not To)

Here are all of the arguments against Edward Snowden. This is why they are wrong.

Politics & Current Affairs

Pictured: An actual, not-a-joke, publicized-on-twitter, mission badge from a spy satellite program to empower U.S. Government data collection programs.

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The Proverbial Skeptic's 5 Buzzwords to Stop Using in 2014

If we want to fail fast and fail hard, we should be sure to be mindful about disrupting gurus of innovation.

Culture & Religion

No matter how many times I write a post attacking an old adage, or a seemingly wise aphorism, or a grammatically or morally wrong modern usage, I never run out of material to be proverbially skeptical about. (read: wordy and curmudgeonly)

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Idly By: The Case Against Anti-Interventionism in Theory and in Practice

There is a moral case for intervening in Syria.

Politics & Current Affairs

Be Warned: This article ends by featuring pictures from Syrian activist blogs the day of the gas attacks, which pictures are extremely graphic and traumatizing. They depict rows of dead children. I believe seeing them has informed my evolving opinions on this pressing issue in a useful and rational way, and that doing so is necessary to give the issue the human face that it demands.

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Literally the Worst Definition of a Word Ever

Stop using 'literally' figuratively!

Culture & Religion

Ours is a cultural and linguistic moment obsessed with irony.

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