Mark Zuckerberg: Don’t Raise Your Child as a JewBu

Atheists have had a rough couple of weeks. When Sen. Jeff Sessions, president-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, was asked during his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate whether he thought a secular person could understand truth as well as a religious person, Sessions said, “Well, I’m not sure.” This, according to Michael Stone, … Continued

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions to Yourself, Mark Zuckerberg

Making (and keeping) New Year’s resolutions is always a fraught affair. Every year, dozens of websites and magazines offer tips on how to keep the ones you make. Technology companies eagerly serve up a buffet of gadgets and self-trackers that promise to keep you honest about that resolution to walk more, eat less, or otherwise … Continued

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Mark Zuckerberg: Prude and Coward?

First Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, was a prude. Then he chose to be a coward. The initial problem was about nudity. Norwegian writer and Facebook user Tom Egeland posted a series of iconic photographs, including one by Nick Ut called The Terror of War, on Facebook. The photograph—which is one of the most famous … Continued

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Humble-Braggy Mark Zuckerberg Gives Pope a Drone

What do you give the Pontiff who has everything? If you’re the founder of one of the world’s largest social networking sites, you give him a drone. Actually, you give him a small model of a ginormous drone you’re building to achieve global domination—oops, we mean, improved global internet access. That’s right, Zuckerberg decided that … Continued

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Facebook vs. Conservatives: A Solution

Recently a controversy arose over accusations that Facebook was censoring conservative stories from its “trending” news feed. The site was accused of blocking certain stories because Facebook’s feed was run by liberals. Prominent conservatives had a meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who assured them that Facebook is an “open platform” and that he would … Continued

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Are You Guilty of “Virtue-Signaling?”

British author James Bartholomew has secured his place in history. Recently, he invented the perfect phrase for our times: “virtue signaling.” Virtue signaling is the popular modern habit of indicating that one has virtue merely by expressing disgust or favor for certain political ideas, cultural happenings, or even the weather. When a liberal goes on … Continued

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No, Ahmed, Qatar Isn’t “Basically Like America”

Remember “Clock Boy?” Ahmed Mohamed is the 14-year-old Texan who won the world’s sympathy after his teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb and reported him to the police. Now, after star-gazing with President Obama, mugging for the cameras on Dr. Oz, visiting Google’s Science Fair with Sergey Brin, and receiving gushing tweets from … Continued

Culture, Tech

Facebook: Like it or Not

Last week on Facebook, a Texas woman sought a volunteer to shoot her dog, a brown-and-white miscreant named Cinnamon who kept getting in the trash. “Nobody here has the heart to do it! We will provide the gun!” the woman wrote. To respond to such a heartwarming post, Facebook has three options: Like, comment, or … Continued

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The Gospels of Mark

Mark Zuckerberg was probably kidding when he announced that the latest pick for his Facebook book club would be “a little light reading”—The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James. Then again, he’s reportedly an atheist, so who knows? Light reading or not, it was an odd pick for Zuckerberg, who started his “Year of … Continued

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Mourning in America

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced the pregnancy of his wife Priscilla. He also surprised the public with this: the two had endured three previous miscarriages: We want to share one experience to start. We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way. You feel … Continued

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