An expert explains how the U.S. built a corrupt new petrostate in Iraq through the war.
Against canonizing literal military propaganda.

January 2023

On the formation of a pipeline that drives leftists toward the authoritarian right.

December 2022

Two ways of reading Sam Bankman-Fried — both are damning.

August 2022

An energetic atheism can tackle the twin crises of creeping theocracy and the death of conventional religion.

June 2022

And what would sentient AI actually look like?

April 2022

Reducing everything to the optics of problematic affiliation is short-sighted.

March 2022

Self-sanitizing propaganda distorts reality and makes war more likely.
Meaningful dissent necessarily entails confrontation and discomfort — and possible isolation.
The U.S. refused to reconsider Ukraine's NATO status as Putin threatened war. Experts say that was a huge mistake.

February 2022

REI is trying to quash a union by slyly weaponizing its diversity, equity and inclusion program.

January 2022

Reporting on shock therapy; what I'm reading.