The Daily Populous

Monday October 21st, 2019 morning edition

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Even more so than a month ago, Trump is a national emergency, flagrantly violating his oath of office and daring the country to stop him.

Yet the chances of removing him appear as dim as Obamacare’s chances of survival did on Nov. 9, 2016.

Do you remember the images showing throngs of people taking to the streets for the Women’s March?

The size of the crowds, especially compared with Trump’s inauguration, reinforced the fact that most Americans rejected Trumpism.

Jessi Bohon, a teacher in central Tennessee, created one of those moments by connecting the fight to her Christian faith.

As Vox’s Matthew Yglesias wrote last week, public protest “serves as a powerful signal to the rest of society that something extraordinary is happening.”

If anything, protest may be more important than in the past, because the elite institutions that helped bring down Richard Nixon, like political parties and the national media, are weaker today. »

Doubting death: how our brains shield us from mortal truth

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A study found that the brain shields us from existential fear by categorising death as an unfortunate event that only befalls other people.

“The brain does not accept that death is related to us,” said Yair Dor-Ziderman, at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Being shielded from thoughts of our future death could be crucial for us to live in the present. »

Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage – TechCrunch

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The problem is that Facebook doesn’t offer free speech; it offers free amplification.

What you read on Facebook is determined entirely by Facebook’s algorithm, which elides much — censors much, if you wrongly think the News Feed is free speech — and amplifies little.

The larger issue, though, is that Facebook seems to think that if an algorithm is content-agnostic, it is therefore fair. »

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