The Symbolic Narcotic: How Dystopias Hide From Themselves

by Tyler Wells Lynch. Good science-fiction doesn’t predict the future; it tweaks a feature of the present and extrapolates, obsessively. Ursula K. Le Guin likened extrapolative works of science fiction to the methods of a scientist feeding large doses of a food additive to lab mice “in order to predict what may happen to people who eat it in small quantities.”

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No Time for Malarkey

by Steven Monacelli. Whatever the reason for Biden’s “middle-ground” policies, one thing is clear: it’s no time to bide our time. Thousands die every year due to lack of health insurance, and we are only seconds from the midnight hour on the Doomsday Clock. It’s no time for Biden or his malarkey.

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The Saints of the Christian Left 

by Matt Bernico. For some, faith-motivated politics looks like far-right evangelical Christianity. Others find ways to go to church every Sunday while remaining unconcerned about drone-striking children in the Middle East. Others yet interpret the faithful life as giving it all up to join the guerillas. Because of all of this, it’s helpful to look to some modern-day saints to light the way.

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My Home, My Family

by Steven Monacelli. It’s 6:00PM on President’s Day and I’ve just walked into the local CWA Hall in East Dallas. Representatives from a coalition of progressive and leftist groups are still setting up their tables. A mother tosses a yellow ball to her young son, who starts playing with two other kids who can’t be older than 10.

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