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Getting the Highest Marginal Value for Your Vote

You should vote for Gary Johnson. Maybe. Let’s be clear: If you’re excited about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump (or any other eligible candidate), you don’t need this post. Regardless of the relative value of your vote, having a candidate you’re excited about is a gift. You don’t need strategic voting. For everyone else (and […]

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It’s Too Late For Us: Why the Fight for Parental Leave in the U.S. Should Continue

I’m 33. Many people in my age group are having kids and are realizing just how bad family leave policies are in the United States. Me? I’ve known it my entire professional career. The US offers just 12 weeks of job protected, unpaid leave for many, but not all, mothers Out of 185 countries, the […]

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Politics, The Internet and Work

My friend Jeremy and I chat every day on instant messaging. It usually starts off with a link, sometimes sports or news, but every once in a while, it goes political. And sometimes we disagree on a political issue. It happens. And we go back and forth on it and there are often misunderstandings. Or […]

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Politics and the Internet

Do you remember the website LiveJournal? It was one of the first social networking sites (pre-MySpace and Friendster) and it was built around blogging. You could friend, unfriend, and there were larger communities of people with similar interests. If that sounds familiar, that’s because most of the conventions of social networking have been around for […]