After a medically-induced hiatus this summer, I’m back to writing my commentaries for the FSView and Florida Flambeau. Take a read, if you’re so inclined, and see what I have to say about this week’s topic: suffering.

thepoliticalnotebook:

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

Photo: Salahuddin province, Iraq. An image posted to the website Welayat Salahuddin shows members of ISIS brandishing flags after seizing an army checkpoint. 

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thepoliticalnotebook:

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

If you would like to receive this round-up as a weekly email, you can sign up through this form, or email me directlyat torierosedeghett@gmail.com.

Photo: Daldako, Sudan. Sudanese armed forces after successfully recapturing Daldako from rebels. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters. 

I wrote about the view that tumblr is so great at proliferating: the view of trusting your own judgment above anyone else’s, and being the judge, jury, executioner, and gatekeeper to your own life, and the problems I see with that view.

The phenomenon of “life hacks” gets the sensiblestupidity treatment.

newshook:

Local Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen Weighs in on Michael Sam Being Openly Gay

Well said, sir. Well said.

I wrote a brief commentary on my views about medical marijuana being on the ballot in Florida in November. Read on to find out what I think, and why.