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Archive for April, 2015

“English votes for English laws”

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Mr Cameron said that unless the current rules are changed: “English MPs will be unable to vote on the income tax paid by people in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, while Scottish MPs are able to vote on the tax you pay in Birmingham or Canterbury or Leeds.

“It is simply unfair. And with English votes for English laws we will put it right.

“Because if you have basic constitutional unfairness like we’ve had, if you have the people in one part of the UK feeling like they are getting a raw deal, then resentment festers, and that undermines the bonds and the fellow-feeling that are the basis of the United Kingdom.”

Why Isn’t Jazz More Popular?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

A great Quora response

So why is jazz not as popular as it once was? I think it’s mostly due to hip-hop’s rise as the preferred authenticity-signaling genre for many white listeners.

Scopes trial age of the earth argument

Sunday, April 5th, 2015


When The KKK Was Mainstream

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Imagine: There was a time when the KKK was an out-in-the-open, part-of-the-community organization. I had always envisioned the repugnant and reprehensible lawbreakers operating in the cowardly shadows. After all, it was known as the Invisible Empire.

Vietnam war photo essay from the Atlantic

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

check out this three-part series. Harrowing. Mind bending. 

China’s detained ‘guerrilla feminists’

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

They are a group of feminists who are dedicated to campaigning against sexual abuse and domestic violence. 

They frequently carried out guerrilla-style protests to raise awareness about their cause.