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Sara Robinson

Please Vote! Plus Some Comments on Fears of Fascism, the Upcoming Elections, and Higher Education Finance Reform

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
C. Cryn Johannsen

If we don't turn out to vote, any inkling of hope I currently posses about higher education finance reform will surely be extinguished.

Why Are Conservatives Targeting Muslims? And Why Now?

Sara Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Robinson

Conservatives can do without a god, but they can't get through the day without a devil. Their entire model of reality revolves around the existence of an existential enemy who's out to annihilate them.

Tax Cuts Are Theft: An Amplification

Sara Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Robinson

Conservatives believe that only private individuals should hold wealth. And that's why they feel perfectly free to raid the vast legacy that our ancestors have accumulated and stewarded for us.

Obama Starts Race War to Win Election: An Inquiry Into Conspiracy Theories, Part II

Sara Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Robinson

What's going on internally that makes conspiracy stories appealing to us as individuals? For one, most humans don't deal at all well with the cruel, capricious randomness of fate.

It's the People Who Got Small

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

When town hall protests begin attracting large numbers of foot soldiers youthful enough and fit enough to engage in organized violence, be afraid.