News, December 20th

CAR: UN chief condemns escalating violence during election campaign With a week to go until elections are scheduled to take place in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN is concerned about an escalation of armed attacks, amid reports that armed groups have taken control of towns near the capital, Bangui. “The Secretary-General has beenContinue reading “News, December 20th”

News, December 8th

A Greener Future Begins with a Shift to Coal Alternatives As the world economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, the consumption of coal is expected to recover from its sharp decline during the pandemic. Demand for coal remains strong and helps to fuel economic development in emerging markets. Yet many countries, seeking a more sustainableContinue reading “News, December 8th”

Daily Philosophy

“Indeed, we sometimes praise those who show deficiency, and call them patient, and sometimes those who display temper, calling them manly. However, the man who deviates only a little from the right degree, either in excess or in deficiency, is not censured – only the one who goes too far, because he is noticeable. YetContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“Now, history is made, not by abstract individuals, but by acting, living, and passing individuals. Abstractions advance only when borne forward by real men. For these beings made, not in idea only, but in reality, of flesh and blood, science, has no heart: it considers them at most as material for intellectual and social development.Continue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“The pusillanimous man is one who, though deserving, deprives himself of the advantages that he deserves, and through not claiming his deserts conveys the impression of having some defect, and even of not knowing his own quality – because otherwise he would have tried to secure his deserts, being to his advantage. Such people areContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“We have now said enough to show that moral virtue is a mean, and in what sense it is so: that it is a mean between two vices, one of excess and the other of deficiency, and that it is such because it aims at hitting the mean point in feelings and actions. For thisContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“There are mean states also in the sphere of feelings and emotions. Modesty is not a virtue, but the modest man too is praised. Here too one person is called intermediate and another excessive – like the shy man who is overawed at anything. The man who feels too little shame or none at allContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“I try to use my reason for the purpose of discrimination, instead of blindly obeying any divinity, even that of man. We should not worship this race experience by imitation and repetition but should strive to profit by its mistakes and avoid them in future. Far from believing in any Edenic state, I yield toContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“God’s act according to the philosophers is in a certain way not natural, nor is it absolutely voluntary; it is voluntary without having the deficiency which is attached to the human will. Therefore, the term ‘will’ is attributed to the Divine Will and the human in an equivocal way, just as the term ‘knowledge’ isContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily News

As Courts Restore Operations, COVID-19 Creates a New Normal For more than 230 years, the federal Judiciary has spanned the horseback era to the internet age, but in one key respect it has never changed. Just as in the nation’s earliest years, the Constitution still requires federal courts to conduct many critical legal proceedings inContinue reading “Daily News”