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Marin Kirk

In the dual consciousness of the ship’s controls, there’s no holding anything back.

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And my advice for the young viewers who needed this story: eyes ahead, not down.

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Every fiction writer has a jumping-off point from that first spark of inspiration. Mine is music.

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Ahistorical teachings emphasize only the “civil” half of civil disobedience. The illegality is just as central to the message.

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How the concentration camps on our southern border serve the dehumanization machine

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For instance, Ben Shapiro holding detention centers to the glowing standard of “pretty humane.”

The left has an obligation to the material needs of all poor people, not the racial resentment of a few.

Poor People’s Campaign March To The Capitol 57 (2018) by Stephen Melkisethian on Flickr

The language matters. “Never again” is well past due.

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22 years later, this 1997 animated classic from Studio Ghibli still has things to teach us.

The protagonists of Princess Mononoke, San (left) and Ashitaka (right). Source: Flickr

How the right’s politics are fueled by revulsion toward other human beings

Spikes designed to prevent homeless people from sleeping or sitting in public spaces. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Marin Kirk

Balanced in one hand: this world, and what I hope are some good ideas. In the other: a litany of imaginary worlds for trying those ideas out.

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