Category Archives: Eclectic Thoughts

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A Snowden Pardon Would Not Set a ‘Dangerous Precedent’


Two lawmakers in Norway announced Tuesday that they have nominated Edward Snowden as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement comes amid a pair of debates surrounding the actions of the infamous NSA whistleblower. The first debate — … Continue reading

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The School that was Too Certain for Curiosity


Written for the Emory Wheel: “Do you know what the most common question philosophy majors ask after college is?” “No, what is it?” “‘Do you want fries with that?’” I cringe and log another mental tally mark. Mr. Adler — a … Continue reading

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Prelude to Longer Piece on Sandy Hook


Because I am immersed in finals week, I have yet to publish a piece on the Sandy Hook massacre. I hope to do so in the next few days. In the meantime, I believe this screenshot that I took of … Continue reading

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Farewell to Truth: Duplicity in the 2012 Campaign


Written for the Huffington Post: It’s an abiding message, but one we keep learning the hard way. David Petraeus scribbled it across his forehead in permanent marker this week: things are not always as they seem. The 2012 election season played … Continue reading

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A Prayer in Brief


that what I’m wearing on my head won’t predispose me to a search, or predispose you to suspect;   that negligence will shrivel up and mature caution will sprout up;   that our visionaries will seek to build and to … Continue reading

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The End of Truth Be Told?


It was during a split second of unfeigned awareness – over a medium-sized cup of lychee berry frozen yogurt that I was sharing with my mom – that I decided to start writing. We’d been talking politics when a knowing … Continue reading

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A Very Narrow Bridge – Graduation Speech


I just want to start by clearing something up. I know that for many of you, this is your first time here, so one thing should know is that this isn’t actually where we go to school. Milken is over … Continue reading

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Spurts of Political Contemplation – TBT Politics on Twitter


I am often asked what moves me to write any given piece for Truth Be Told. Generally, my response is that I write full-length articles “when I have something to say.” Often, however, I find myself inundated with shorter thoughts … Continue reading

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Wet and Quickly Drying – An Explanation of the Year’s Changes, A Proposal for Next Steps


As featured on the Huffington Post: The life we know hasn’t changed much since December 27 of 2010. Murky smog still poisons the air I breathe in Los Angeles. A snapshot of the New York skyline taken today will match … Continue reading

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TeenVoice and Spin Room Pieces: Voting in the United States and Military Swaps in the Middle East


In TeenVoice, Jon Brandt of Los Angeles, CA writes eloquently about the weight that his vote will carry next November. Samara Wolpe, also a Los Angeleno, considers the actual implications of a post-Messianic world. In the Spin Room, Elon Amit … Continue reading

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