Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

Contractions and Proper Speech

A break from politics.

Defending the F-Word

It’s the Swiss army knife of profanity.

Brent Scowcroft, 1925-2020

The National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and GHW Bush has died.

More on Trump and Russia

Trump doesn’t want anyone to know what he and Putin discussed.

Mueller Catalogs The Lies That Led Him To Rip Up Manafort’s Plea Deal

Lies and possible evidence of obstruction of justice make up the bulk of Robert Mueller’s new case against former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort.

Trump Lies, The Truth Dies

Donald Trump’s lies became even more frequent during the recently-concluded campaign season.

Robert Mueller Tightens The Screws On Paul Manafort

Former Trump Campaign Director Paul Manafort has been hit with a new round of charges.

English Is The Most ‘Borrowed From’ Language

More than any other language, English words are being adopted, and transformed, by other languages.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

The US Government has deemed the nickname of the capital’s NFL club racially offensive.

Army Linguists: Too Few and Poorly Utilized

Why Big Army has trouble with small wars.

A History of Acronyms

Robert Lane Greene investigates the rise of acronyms, initialisms, and other informal shortenings of speech.

Leading Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Protester Discharged From Army

Recently Lt. Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence to protest Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Yesterday, he found out that he’d been discharged from the Army because he’s gay.

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