• Cambridge Analytica’s strange, shady role in the 2016 election

    The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested that a data analytics company called Cambridge Analytica turn over internal documents as part of its investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Cambridge Analytica specializes in what’s called “psychographic” profiling, meaning they use data […]

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  • “Not Giving a shit takes the wind out of an asshole’s sails.”

    “Not Giving a shit takes the wind out of an asshole’s sails.”

    The world is full of assholes. Wherever you live, whatever you do, odds are you’re surrounded by assholes. The question is, what to do about it?

  • Richard Rorty’s prescient warnings for the American left

    A prescient passage from a forgotten book made the rounds after Donald Trump’s election. It was plucked from a 1998 book titled Achieving our Country. The author is Richard Rorty, a liberal philosopher who died in 2007. The book consists of a series of lectures Rorty gave in 1997 about the history of leftist thought […]

  • The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too.

    “You could say I was red-pilled by Nietzsche.” That’s how white nationalist leader Richard Spencer described his intellectual awakening to the Atlantic’s Graeme Wood last June. “Red-pilled” is a common alt-right term for that “eureka moment” one experiences upon confrontation with some dark and previously buried truth. For Spencer and other alt-right enthusiasts of the […]

  • Did Rudy Giuliani just get Trump in legal trouble? 11 legal experts explain.

    Newly appointed Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani dropped a bombshell on Wednesday night when he said on Fox News thatTrump had repaid his attorney Michael Cohen for $130,000 in Stormy Daniels hush money. Even Sean Hannity, who was interviewing Giuliani, seemed surprised by the admission. It was a shocking moment because it contradicted Trump’s previous claim that he didn’t […]