Prime Minister Kim Campbell on Trump

At the ATA Summer Conference, I was fortunate to see former Prime Minister Kim Campbell speak on leadership. During the question and answer period, someone asked her to comment a little further on how she sees the political situation in the United States unfolding. [Does she] see Trump finishing his tenure or [does she] see […]

The Big Picture Debate on Dawkins’ “Root of all Evil”

I’ve talked about Richard Dawkins’ documentary The Root of all Evil before, but something I came across the other day which I found very interesting is The Big Picture: Debate on Dawkins’ Root of all Evil. (Coincidentally my friend Shannon Phillips is one of the producers on Avi’s other show, On The Map.)

The Eternal Value of Privacy

Great opinion piece by WiredNews writer Bruce Schneier on the value of privacy. How many of us have paused during conversation in the past four-and-a-half years, suddenly aware that we might be eavesdropped on? Probably it was a phone conversation, although maybe it was an e-mail or instant-message exchange or a conversation in a public […]

Bush Best President Since Clinton

This month’s Rolling Stone magazine reports on the United States’ worst president ever: According to the Treasury Department, the forty-two presidents who held office between 1789 and 2000 borrowed a combined total of $1.01 trillion from foreign governments and financial institutions. But between 2001 and 2005 alone, the Bush White House borrowed $1.05 trillion, more […]

The Meliorist Slanders Stu Crawford

The previous resident of my house (the owner’s son actually) was mentioned in the University paper this week. In the “from the Editor’s Desk” section, the editor was ranting about why he doesn’t participate in the large number protests that have been happening lately. He sites the ex-resident of my house as an example: “Those […]