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Even Orwell's '1984' Would Be Better For Our Planet
health hath no fury like a woman informed
This is the scientific story of our planet, and what we have done to it in only a few decades.
High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction
They're drawing the line from "doublethink" to "alternative facts."
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Gary Johnson’s Running Mate Says Donald Trump Is Straight Out Of '1984'
"The rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.”
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Join The Parade With The Electric New Orleans Russ Liquid Test
Music & Culture Journalist
After This, No One Will Ever Run For President Again
Founder of Current TV, Past President NY Times TV, TheVJ.com
The medium that propelled him from nowhere to one step away from the Presidency has now come back to bit him, hard.
Adorable Cookie Monster Apple Ad Gives Us All The Feelings
Nom nom nom. 🍪
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The Political Pundit Who Makes the Most Sense Today Died In 1950: George Orwell
Editor of HeadButler.com
In essay after essay -- skip most of the fiction; he's no master -- Orwell writes clean, satisfying prose, what he liked to think of as "prose like a windowpane." These essays mattered then. If you can connect some dots, you'll see they matter now.
: Why the Ending Is Far Better Than the Speculation (And No Sell-Out)
Mad Men began and ended with Don Draper in silhouette against an iconic backdrop. In the beginning, the richly cluttered urban canyons of Manhattan in the show's evocative opening titles. In the end, the seemingly limitless horizon of the Pacific Ocean.
Privacy Is Theft: An Orwellian Proposition That Outdoes Big Brother
Joseph A. Domino
Adjunct Professor, Retired
There are many ways to view a circle: one as a closed system. Once a cog is admitted to the circle, it is designed to remain in place and help sustain the whole. The new cog in Dave Eggers' novel,
, is a young woman named Mae.
Tinder and 1984
Award-winning writer/director with an interest in Sci-Fi and T...
In its drive to make love as convenient as ordering an Uber, the tech sector has tried two different approaches: brainy and superficial. But you won't find the future of dating in 2014. You'll find it in 1984.
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Citrus College: Campus Speech Codes Used to Stifle Anti-NSA Speech (VIDEO)
President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Robin Williams' First SNL Monologue Was A Perfect Send-Up Of New Fatherhood
Opening Doors: Mondale, Ferraro and the Legacy of July 12
Joel K. Goldstein
Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law, Saint Louis University Scho...
The effort to open doors is not simply a matter of aesthetics, as some have suggested. It rather reflects a commitment to equality and to the idea that the American dream is not simply the province of white males, that as Ferraro said, "America is a land where dreams can come true for all of us."
The Last Snowpiercer Review You Will Ever Need to Read
James Marshall Crotty
Forbes Education Columnist; Author, 'How to Talk American'; Di...
My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984
Poet, pundit, award-winning writer
Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.
The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses
Lawyer, freelancer, writer
I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.
In a Free-Market Economy 'Income Inequality' Will Always Be a Fact of Life
Writer, editor, GOP political consultant, winemaker.
There has always been a top five percent and a top one percent in the U.S. In any free market capitalist society there are always going to be some folks who do exceedingly better than others.
A Chinese Version Of 'Elf On The Shelf'?
A Rolling Crone
This year the Chinese New Year of 4712 -- the year of the wooden horse -- begins on January 31, so you'd better start making sticky rice balls right now, because the day to make sweet offerings and send the kitchen god on his way is -- Friday Jan. 24!
Taking Snowden's Christmas Message Seriously
Jay Sterling Silver
Law professor, St. Thomas University School of Law
Although the media wasn't listening, Snowden's Christmas remarks broadened the message: the concept of privacy itself, and what we are to leave of it to our children, is important, is in peril, and must be added to the conversation.
Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II
Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.
Black Friday Meditation
Mark W. Guay
yourlop.com - Teacher - Writer
As a suggestion from my therapist, I rise early to sit with legs crossed and eyes closed to breathe in "Let" and breathe out "Go" and my mind races like the #BlackFriday shoppers -- dashing, jabbing, prancing on top of the faces of neighbors like reindeer to get a cheaper television.
Spying You Into Submission -- And Poverty
Poet, essayist and blogger
We have seen examples, both in fiction and real life, of what happens when transparency is expected from one class (or the mass) of people while those who expect, and enforce that transparency, reserve for themselves the right to be opaque.
The Power of a First Sentence
Author, "The Lovers' Tango"
I'm often struck by the opening sentence of a novel or short story. It can draw me in and set expectations for what's to come. This isn't always true, of course, but a story's first line is the author's opening salvo.
'I Heart Boobies' and Why America Shouldn't
Writer, JTM Legal
I Heart Boobies is a saccharine piece of hard candy that should make anyone who's ever endured breast cancer want to choke. All of cancer's ugly, painful complexity is scrubbed away, leaving a pop-able, infantile easy-to-gulp nugget for Americans of all ages to ingest.
Our Shining City
Jesse Medalia Strauss
Graduate Student, American University
In 1984 Governor Cuomo's speech served as a stark reminder that it is not the individuals on top that makes America great, it is our entire community. Rich or poor, we are all part of this American society and therefore we have a responsibly to each other.
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