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Peter's Choice | Mother Jones
I asked my student why he voted for Trump. The answer was thoughtful, smart, and terrifying.
27 days ago by joeshirley
Donald Trump and the Death of American Exceptionalism - The New Yorker
The old presumptions hold that some element of national humiliation and decline predisposes nations toward fascism, or at least the appeals of fascistic movements. But in the U.S. this movement sprang up on the contrails of the first black Presidency—a moment that was, perhaps naïvely at the time, thought to be one of national affirmation and triumph. The unsavory implication here, of course, is that, for the cornerstone elements of Trumpism, that triumph was a national humiliation, that the image of an African-American receiving the deference and regard that the Presidency entails invalidated these Americans’ understanding of what the U.S. is, or at least what it is supposed to be.
november 2016 by joeshirley
Are You in Despair? That’s Good - The New York Times
People who have more nuanced views of their emotions — indignation versus general misery, say — are healthier, studies find.
june 2016 by joeshirley
Democrats Will Learn All the Wrong Lessons From Brush With Bernie | Rolling Stone
Instead of a reality check for the Democratic Party, it'll be smugness redoubled.
june 2016 by joeshirley
Doctors put me on 40 different meds for bipolar and depression. It almost killed me. — Invisible Illness — Medium
Does our mental health system do more to harm patients than to help them?Content warning: This piece discusses suicide. ¶

Tears were flooding down my face…
june 2016 by joeshirley
Confessions of a Wasteful Scientist - Scientific American Blog Network
Three of my projects appeared last week on a senator's list of questionable research last week. Allow me to explain...
may 2016 by joeshirley
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