Category Archives: Thought-Provoking Analysis

Unmusical Chairs

By Rebecca Solnit in Harper’s It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of 1789, the first year of … Continue reading

Posted in France, government, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

By Gustavo López and Kristen Bialik of Pew Research The U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth … Continue reading

Posted in Immigrants, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

What The Bork And Thomas Confirmation Fights Tell Us About Kavanaugh

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight The process of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court promises to be a Senate classic — grandstanding and softball questions galore. Some of those senators will likely also feel the process’s effects in … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, FiveThirtyEight, Supreme Court, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016

By Pew Research Nationalist parties and organizations played an increasing role in harassment of religious minorities, especially in Europe. In the United States, Muslims were the targets of derogatory rhetoric and proposed discrimination. The article continues in a new window…

Posted in Religion, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Einstein’s Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

A review of John Gribbin’s new book by Chris Edwards Gribbin has written a definitive work on Einstein, his intellectual process, and the creation of a true Masterwork. Even though no one still fully understands the wave-particle duality of light, … Continue reading

Posted in Einstein, General relativity, Science, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis