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Entitled to victimhood

“Everything is a temptation to be the victim.” That was the quote in the lost notebook of Lars Larson. Or so we’ll call him. (His actual name was Scandinavian, and very distinct.) The book itself was a marvelous array of […]

Entitled to victimhood

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“Everything is a temptation to be the victim.” That was the quote in the lost notebook of Lars Larson. Or so we’ll call him. (His actual name was Scandinavian, and very distinct.) The book itself was a marvelous array of […]

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Thunderbolt taking the SoCal tech industry by storm

Startups used to be perceived as that risk you took if you were older, experienced, and wanted to put your experience and knowledge to the test. Now, young entrepreneurs

Ahmed’s clock and the politicization of American viewpoints

The whole month of September tends to be sobering. Kids return to school, vacations end, and — in the United States — we have to contend with the memory of

Peacebuilding: A constructive pastime

Step aside Miss America hopefuls: There’s a new spokesman for world peace. Or rather, a new state. California, one of our most notable social and political trendsetters, has agreed to

Rape: Let’s talk about it

How would you like your basic human rights? Rare, medium rare, or well done? If you’ve been listening to the dialogue (supposing you can call it that) of certain politicians

Marching words: Fifty-two years after the March on Washington

March on. March forward. March together. Or at least get out of the way. The “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” on August 28th of 1963 is remembered primarily

Kindness: It’s kind of important

Recently, a customer at the restaurant where I work part-time gave me a tip of over $40. She was visiting from Southern California, so there were no perks in

Oregon protesters hung out to dry

 The Price of Protests Oregonians are known for their politically liberal, environmentally-minded leanings, and now they will be known for their willingness to take protests to new heights — literally. When

Admissions: Making a film that makes a difference

It began with a short film, starring James Cromwell as an admissions clerk for the afterlife, with a wry sense of humor and an important message about humanity. John Viscount

Summer lists: Top five recommendations

Around late July, many people are frankly a bit worn out from running their families to theme parks and beaches, and have caught up with many of their friends

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