Posts by AJ Stoughton

Sunday Links: March 9th, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   An update on the unrest in Venezuela. [BBC]   Cities are losing the fight to regulate guns. [The Atlantic]…

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Sunday Links: February 16, 2014

  Here are this week’s links.   On poetry, politics, horror, and the ways that we make sense of them. [The New Yorker]   Entrepreneurs on…

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Sunday Links: February 9, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   BRICS and a quiet economic success story for Mexico, Singapore, and Colombia. [Foreign Affairs]   Is gentrification a uniformly…

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On Historical Emulation

  I try, generally, not to write against specific articles– it usually isn’t useful to. A writer may understand an issue better than another, or have…

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TBT: Randolph Bourne’s “Transnational America”

  During the Super Bowl, Coca Cola ran an ad that featured a multi-lingual rendition of “America the Beautiful.” I personally thought that the ad was…

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TBT: RIP Pete Seeger

  Famed folk singer Pete Seeger died earlier this week, and I want to use this TBT to commemorate him as best I can. Unfortunately, I’m…

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Macklemore’s Grammys and the Future of Rap

  It was pretty clear leading into the Grammys that there would be controversy if Macklemore’s The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City…

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Sunday Links: January 26th, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   Why do certain things on the Internet go viral? [The New Yorker]   The striking parallels between the worlds…

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Sunday Links: January 19th, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   John Fund of The National Review discusses liberal bias, and the differing reactions we have to scandals within each party.…

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The Importance of Net Neutrality

  In 2003, Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu coined the phrase “net neutrality,” stating that Internet service providers should treat all data equally, without charging discriminant…

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