The Economist really, really wants the United States to bomb Syria. And they really don't want a President asking permission before doing so. Apparently, unlimited power is only a problem when it's the other guy.
Last week, I wrote about location-independent work. Jessica Mans from Life Remotely, which opened my eyes to just how, well … really cool this lifestyle can be, graciously took some time to talk about location independence with us.
Working from wherever you want to be isn't necessarily easy, but taking your happiness into your own hands never is. In exchange for the risk, you get to step away from the forms of bondage—especially to distant, maybe unattainable dreams—that most of us experience on a daily basis.
The Boston Marathon bombings stirred up the trolls. But the same freedom of speech they abuse lets the far-greater number of decent people speak, inquire, trade information, and lend condolences—and that's a reason to feel safer than anything any politician (or conspiracy nut) can say.
Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington team up to present an excellent piece of character development. Then Zemeckis sacrifices all of the nuance for the sake of a tidy ending that presents the State as the realm of the gods.
The bewildering "controversy" over how broadcasters handled Kevin Ware's injury suggests a disturbing inability to sort out facts, stakes, and obligations—or even to distinguish between journalism and voyeurism.