Tuesday Open Thread

“The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it.”

–Robert Anthony

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. notaskinnycook says:

    Alva, your dates have been off for the last couple of days. It's the 27th. Just how much eggnog did you imbibe on Christmas? 

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    Free speech is not in peril in America

    Like those law students, all Americans can now relax in homogeneous spaces where they hear plenty of speech but nothing that might confound them. Whatever objectionable ideas or information they do encounter will arrive safely filtered through the congenial viewpoint of their chosen cable-news channel, social-media group, newspaper or Substack writer. They can duck the work of hearing alien arguments and sharpening their own ideas or even adjusting them—the kind of work that turns diversity in a pluralistic democracy into a source of resilience rather than a fatally fissiparous weakness.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      The Economist, using at least a ten-cent word in the context of “free speech,” providing an alliterative and vocabulary-building WIN with “fatally fissiparous”

      inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups.

      “she was unsuccessful in holding a fissiparous membership together”

      Biology:  (of an organism) reproducing by fission.


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