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The War on Free–I Mean–Hate Speech

Twitter blew up today over conservatives getting permanently banned from the platform. This time it’s former Marine vet, talk radio host and failed congressional candidate Jesse Kelly. Twitter has yet to give Kelly a reason beyond the usual repeated violations of its vague and selectively-enforced rules. What’s ironic is that[…] Read On

Marvel’s Stan Lee Taught Us the Power of Being Human

I was a superhero junky growing up. I wasn’t partial to Marvel or DC Comics but there has always been a distinct difference between the two: Marvel’s writing was more personal, its characters more real. Accessible. Lovable. Hateable too. In a word, Marvel’s superheroes were more human. That was comic[…] Read On

Why Do We Insist on Making Everything So Complicated?

When someone answers a “why” question with “it’s complicated,” it’s a safe bet that it isn’t. You would think pretty much everyone’s heard the “keep it simple” or “less is more” message by now. The question is, why do we insist on making everything so damned complicated? We’re forever assigning[…] Read On