Editor’s Note

Censorship: The nuclear option

Censorship: The nuclear option

By February 19, 2016

Editor's Note, Politics:

There are some things we are never supposed to do. Punch someone for respectfully disagreeing with us, burn someone’s house down for an ill-worded email,… Read More ›

Why are we talking anyway?

Why are we talking anyway?

By November 19, 2015

Editor's Note:

Since this magazine started printing, about half of all editor’s notes have advocated discussion. Discussion is important. Rational arguments are paramount. Apparently, we’re wasting our… Read More ›

Sometimes I’m Wrong

Sometimes I’m Wrong

By May 15, 2015

Editor's Note:

Most of us will admit that, sometimes, we’re wrong. But it’s still hard to concede when we are wrong in the heat of a political… Read More ›

Tell Me What I Want to Hear

Tell Me What I Want to Hear

By February 18, 2015

Editor's Note:

Something very frightening is happening on Facebook. And no, Kim Kardashian didn’t try to break the internet again. During the recent controversy over Ferguson, I… Read More ›

Big Money in Politics

Big Money in Politics

By October 12, 2014

Editor's Note, Politics:

Which headline sounds more important: “Billionaire Donates $40 Million to Republican Super Pacs” or “A Minimum Wage Worker Decides to Vote Democrat.” I’ll give you… Read More ›

The Other Vote: Time for consumers to start voting with their pocketbooks

By April 23, 2014

Editor's Note:

If a political candidate (let’s call him Steve) built his campaign around the principles of underpaying workers, injecting chemicals into your food, and decriminalizing hazardous… Read More ›

The Cult of Conservatism: The party that speaks as one, dies as one

The Cult of Conservatism: The party that speaks as one, dies as one

By October 18, 2013

Editor's Note:

Ted Cruz has led the quest to martyr the GOP in the name of defunding Obamacare.  The strategy is as simple as it is stupid:… Read More ›

Political Discussions: Why open political conversations are crucial to the community

Political Discussions: Why open political conversations are crucial to the community

By January 25, 2013

Editor's Note:

“Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.”  Those were the words of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, and despite their… Read More ›

Right To Die: The inherent freedom of assisted suicide

Right To Die: The inherent freedom of assisted suicide

By October 19, 2012

Editor's Note:

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted a 54 year-old Alzheimer’s patient, Janet Adkins, in her own suicide, the first of over 130 assisted suicides… Read More ›

Why are youth politically involved?: We campaign, but can’t vote. Why are we politically active?

Why are youth politically involved?: We campaign, but can’t vote. Why are we politically active?

By January 20, 2012

Editor's Note:

“Man is by nature a political animal.”  That is the simplest yet most profound statement written by Aristotle. It was the conclusion to a long… Read More ›