1. The Problem with Representative Democracy

    The problem with representative democracy is that you want to vote for ideas, but you end up voting for people. Athenian democracy was wrong because it strictly defined the voting public as being all male citizens -- but it was right in entrusting the people to make decisions for themselves,…


  2. How the future will judge us

    I think 20 years down the line, you're going to see the curves of the debate change on issues that we already know are pushing human consciences. I think a lot of the debate between Lincoln and Thaddeus Stevens in this regard: while Lincoln was one of history's greatest abolitionists…


  3. Five articles that will nuance your view of race

    Here are the top five articles I've picked out to understand some of the nuances of race in the American context -- a large span of broken mythology that has divided the nation since its inception. Would love to add more to the list: The Price of Union "The Union…


  4. A translation of a genuine reaction to the Quebec terror attack

    I've always been fascinated by the ability of technology to connect people halfway around the globe. I've also always found that there is a certain beauty lost in reactions due to people talking in their native tongues. I was in place to capture just such a reaction from one of…


  5. Muslim Americans have founded a disproportionate share of unicorns

    Muslim-Americans have co-founded a disproportionate share of Silicon Valley unicorns despite being a smaller share of the American population. According to VentureBeat, there were 229 unicorns as of January 2016. Unicorn is defined in this case as a company founded in the last 25 years that achieved at least $1…