What bothers me is this slippage between "there were underage men who people had sex with," which makes it illegal as well as creepy, and thus public business, and "there were young but legal men who people had sex with," which I find personally creepy but nobodies business. And a lot of the people who I see commenting on… » 4/24/14 5:49pm Yesterday 5:49pm

The fact is that journalists and writers love Twitter to a degree that does not at all reflect its popularity with the general public, which leads to this weird defensiveness about it.When you say that Twitter "Twitter has arguably become the biggest source of breaking news the world has ever known," you mean for people… » 4/24/14 5:19pm Yesterday 5:19pm

artists from outgroup make art thing
channel pain from being part of outgroup into thing
pain makes art good
people from ingroup notice the good art
people from ingroup offer artists from outgroup well-deserved money
artists from outgroup naturally and fairly take money
money colonizes art thing
art thing no longer belongs… » 4/23/14 8:55am Wednesday 8:55am

Except that people have taken this logic so far that they are, in fact, substantially impeding the ability of individuals to freely express themselves. The logic here is identical to the logic that says poor people have the same right to health care that rich people do; rights are meaningless without ability. » 4/18/14 8:30am 4/18/14 8:30am

"Early in the Euromaidan revolution that swept Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, a Russian ally, from power in Kiev, pro-Russian media had sought to portray Euromaidan as an anti-semitic, fascist-led movement that would wreak havoc on the Ukraine's Jews." » 4/17/14 2:17pm 4/17/14 2:17pm

The presumption by Western journalists that there's no genuine indigenous support for Putin's government in Crimea or Ukraine is just wrong. There's a huge population of ethnically and linguistically Russian people in eastern Ukraine, and many of them were far friendlier to the Yanukovych government (which, we should… » 4/16/14 1:40pm 4/16/14 1:40pm