Politics

The Man with the Biggest Mouth

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“The guys with the biggest mouths are always the most fragile.”
–Donald Trump, at a rally in New Orleans, March 4th 2016

Leaving the airplane hangar, thousands of Trump 2016 signs sandwiched under the arms of red, white, and blue t-shirts and American flag windbreakers, I find myself unlucky enough to be walking behind a trio of white, middle-aged men back to the distant parking lot.

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Criminalizing Kink in the UK: The 50 Shades Effect

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Last month I reached out to LA-based expat Anna Span, an English porn producer (and one-time Liberal Democrat candidate) who awhile back, fought the UK’s ban on showing female ejaculation in porn—and won! I was anxious to hear her take on the recent crackdown on sadomasochistic practices in adult films, specifically whether “BDSM-themed art porn” is technically even legal in the UK nowadays.

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Our Part-Time Labor Problem

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I teach part-time. My students work. They work in fast food or slightly slower food or hospitality. Last spring semester, two were veterans, with at least four trips to the Middle East between them. One of my four parents cut her hours short to race to my class.

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50 Shades of Boycott This Movie

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Jamie Dornan visited a dungeon to help him get into the starring role in 50 Shades of Grey.  Here’s what the open minded actor had to say about it:

I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did… whatever they were into… I was like: ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show.’ It was an interesting evening.

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Gaza

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So what would you do? Do you think what Israel has done in Gaza these past weeks has made Israel safer (assuming that is the goal). What would you do instead? What’s the path forward with the least misery, the fewest casualties, the most respect for human life?

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When Is Genocide Permissable

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Update. The Times Of Israel is similar to The Huffington Post, with bloggers contributing free content. Though I do worry about the rightward shift Israel had been taking. Still, this article is definitely not representative of Israeli culture. Hamas, on the other hand, has clearly stated genocidal goals regarding Israel.

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