http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/seven-thought-experiments-thatll-make-you-question APRIL 19, 2018 by SCOTTY HENDRICKS The Veil of Ignorance This experiment was devised by John Rawls in 1971 to explore notions of justice in his book A Theory of Justice. Suppose that you and a group of people had to decide on the principles that would establish a new society. However, none of you know … Continue reading 7 THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS
DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/22/study-guns-owners-violence/90858752/ Despite steep declines in violent crimes, an estimated 70 million firearms were added to American arsenals the past two decades, according to a new landmark study on gun ownership. Overall, Americans own an estimated 265 million guns – more than one gun for every American adult, according to the study by researchers at … Continue reading DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?
LINKS TO CONTACT US SENATORS 2017
LIVE LINK THE HYPERLINKS https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state Links to Senators of the 115th Congress Sorted by: Name State Party Murkowski, Lisa - (R - AK) Class III 522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-6665 Contact: http://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact Sullivan, Dan - (R - AK) Class II 702 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-3004 Contact: http://www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email … Continue reading LINKS TO CONTACT US SENATORS 2017
Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?
Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/opinion/can-obama-pardon-millions-of-immigrants.html?_r=0 by Peter L. Markowitch, July 6, 2016 WHEN the history of President Obama’s legacy on immigration is written, he will not go down as the president who boldly acted to protect millions of families from the brutality of our nation’s unforgiving immigration laws. The Supreme Court made sure … Continue reading Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?
WHAT IS AMERICAN AUTHORITARIANISM?
Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images For years now, before anyone thought a person like Donald Trump could possibly lead a presidential primary, a small but respected niche of academic research has been laboring over a question, part political science and part psychology, that had captivated political scientists since the rise of the Nazis. How do people come … Continue reading WHAT IS AMERICAN AUTHORITARIANISM?
ELECTRICITY FROM WAVE POWER
Kinetic Wave Power Station A report about the recent development in Danish wave energy concepts: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/818130261652567/ Download The Wavestar vision is about more than just building a machine. In fact, it’s about more than wave energy. We want to change the entire world’s mindset about how we produce clean energy. Here’s the plan to … Continue reading ELECTRICITY FROM WAVE POWER
Amy Goodman on “Obsession With Polls”
http://crooksandliars.com/2016/02/amy-goodman-tells-cnn-host-stop-obsession By David FOCUS LESS ON PRESIDENTIAL POLLS AND MORE ON THE CANDIDATE'S RECORDS https://youtu.be/-1nRLn0nD9Y Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman told CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday that his network should focus less on presidential polls and more on candidates' records. "The media is so commercial, it's so driven by corporate interests," Goodman explained … Continue reading Amy Goodman on “Obsession With Polls”
Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?
https://aeon.co/essays/the-marriage-of-democracy-and-liberalism-is-not-inevitable by Josiah Ober, Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (2015). A quarter-century ago, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced that history had ended. The long search for the best possible political order had come to a close. Liberal democracy – defined as … Continue reading Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?
HUNGARIANS FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/25/hungarians-rally-against-government-push-for-sweeping-anti-terror-powers#img-1 Viktor Orban’s government is seeking broad powers to deal with ‘terror threat situations’ in Hungary. Photograph: Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of people have rallied in Budapest against government plans to bring in anti-terror measures including restrictions on the internet and curfews. “The plan would put an end to democracy once and for all,” protest … Continue reading HUNGARIANS FIGHT FOR FREEDOM