Netanyahu’s aim, in part, is simple punishment: “Hamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israeli citizens,” he warned. The deeper plan is to crush Hamas’s tunnels and cripple their supply lines. But while Israel’s wrath weakens Hamas operationally, it strengthens them — and other extremists — politically. No Palestinian man who watched his daughter die in an Israeli air strike will moderate his politics. Each Palestinian boy who loses his home to an Israeli bulldozer will be that much more open to the promises of radicals. Meanwhile, Israel loses support around the world.
Some would say that we’ve crossed the threshold of photos being too abundant," says Jurgenson, who’s now a researcher at Snapchat. "[Years ago] if you saw someone taking a photo you’d stop and say ‘That must be important.’ Now, you convey respect and importance by not taking a photo.
Summer Noon - Tweedy
The recent botched executions are just the tip of the iceberg. The death penalty is and always has been a financial and moral disaster.
A solid reflection on capital punishment and why it should not exist.
OkCupid published a pretty fascinating post on its OKTrends blog yesterday. The piece was written by the company’s implausibly monikered co-founder Christian Rudder, and it discussed the recent pub…
Someone left the A/C set to On instead of Auto. Our office is currently 59º.