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Remembering Norman Borlaug, a Man Who Quietly Saved Hundreds of Millions of People

The twentieth century is remarkable for bloodshed and lives lost through the madness of men. Stalin and Mao created environmental ruin and starved around 40 million individuals. The Black Book of Communism details another 70 million lives lost through the action of Soviet “cooperatives,” all in peacetime. World War I and the later monomania of Hitler and his financiers pushed…

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The DNC Is Morphing Into Pseudo-Republicans

The Democratic Party is morphing into an old version of the GOP, and has been since the Clinton presidency. This is a direct result of Third Way’s influence over the DNC. Bill and Hillary Clinton are directly responsible for setting up Third Way as a think tank and adviser to the DNC. Consider Third Way’s donors,…

Hillary Clinton takes the stage to accept the party's presidential nomination, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016. (Josh Haner / The New York Times)

War and Wall Street: Clinton’s Bleak Record

This essay documents Hillary Clinton’s history and record as an agent of Wall Street, war, racial violence and inequity, economic inequality and conservative ideology. While Clinton’s early Republican Party history is well documented, it is unfair to judge her (or anyone) based on the political views of her youth. Like Clinton, all people are heavily…

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

Embed from Getty Images   In August, Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points. It was widely seen as a counter-argument to claims that poor people are “to blame” for bad decisions and a…