The difference between the drowning child and the distant child is one of duty versus altruism.
Though imperfect and not without risks, we are better off with philanthropy than without it. Philanthropy is not undemocratic; extreme inequality is undemocratic.
Our generation isn’t positioned to do what past generations accomplished. Our purpose is process. It’s a difficult rallying cry, but that doesn’t detract from its importance.
What is a democracy-loving, power-to-the-people peer progressive to do when the networks work against us?
It’s extremely gratifying to see a so-called “theory of change” come alive in concrete language, narrated by a reporter and with videos that feature the voices and opinions of the people who are actually affected and do the affecting.
If the Second Amendment were drafted today, it would surely include the right to strong cryptography. So why are Republican candidates against it?