Don’t you find it funny that after nine years, the Supreme Court suddenly decides to revive a major case? Is this just another attempt to bury more important recent social issues?
‘The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a major case on affirmative action in higher education, adding another potential blockbuster to a docket already studded with them.
The court’s decision in the new case holds the potential to undo an accommodation reached in the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision in 2003 in Grutter v. Bollinger: that public colleges and universities could not use a point system to boost minority enrollment but could take race into account in vaguer way to ensure academic diversity…’
Secrets of the Thirteenth Amendment
Do you know that the War on Drugs and the criminalization of normal human behavior are related to the Thirteenth Amendment?
The War on Drugs and the increasing criminalization of normal human behavior are a couple of things that have been on my mind a lot lately.
I see these two things as being directly related to one another. They are a mechanism for filling privatized prisons with cheap labor.
The United States of America has more people in prison than anybody in the world. That doesn’t seem like an achievement a ‘free and open’ society would want to brag about.
What I didn’t know, until recently, is how the War on Drugs and the criminalization of normal human behavior are related to the Thirteenth Amendment.
Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs
‘Today, self-experimentation is abhorred by the scientific establishment. It’s dangerous for one and it also makes impossible a hallmark of scientific research, the double blind study, since the experimenter knows there is no control or placebo. But over the centuries, self-experimenting researchers have contributed a great deal to our understanding of the brain, medicine and physiology. This list is an incomplete ode to those people who put science ahead of their own health…’