| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014
In an age of heightened political correctness, the suggestion that a person’s political orientation might be related to physiology, genes or brain development would probably be considered gauche if not wholly offensive.
One isn’t born with a propensity to be liberal or conservative — such beliefs have long been thought to be wholly within human control; formulated over time, influenced by those we encounter, animated by personal experiences and solidified (one would hope) by thoughtful consideration. Read more
| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014
| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014
No matter what we might think about Edward Snowden’s ethics and patriotism, or lack thereof, the notorious National Security Agency leaker exposed things we didn’t know before about how much information our government can and sometimes does gather about us.
The scandal that he unleashed forced decision-makers to re-examine what NSA and other agencies do, to again weigh issues of individual privacy, particularly electronic privacy, against issues of protecting the public. Read more
| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014