As some of you know, debate has been a big part of my life. I was a nationally competitive debater in high school and college. In the early days of my poker career, I founded and ran a debate league serving the Boston Public Schools. All told, I’ve been involved in competitive debate for over … Read moreCan Argument Change Minds?
Edit: I originally reported a donor match that is apparently not happening. Very sorry about that, but I hope you’ll contribute anyway! Edit2: Sorry for all the confusion. The match is apparently on and good for the rest of November (so, Tuesday and Wednesday). Donations made to the Bay Area Urban Debate League today (Giving … Read moreDouble Your EV!
This was a surprising little moment for me in reading The Autobiography of Martin Luther King: King was a gun owner prior to and in the early days of his involvement with the Montgomery bus boycott! After a bomb exploded on his front porch, his friends and family urged him to keep an armed guard … Read moreA King Among Men: Gun Ownership
I don’t often talk in terms of heroes and role models, but if you forced me to name one, I would choose the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As I’ve written here before, I believe that he represents about as well as anyone in history what it means to be a politically engaged American … Read moreA King Among Men: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
I was not directly effected nor especially traumatized (no moreso, that is, than the vast majority of humans who were horrified by the suffering, death, and destruction) by the attacks of September 11. Far more traumatic, for me, was what took place in the weeks that followed, specifically the adoption of the Patriot Act, the invasion … Read moreNever Forget
As recently discussed on the podcast, Gareth Chantler has recently been working with displaced Syrians in Turkey. He’s going to be raising money on Twitch this Sunday, and I encourage you to watch and/or participate in the fundraising (which is not require to watch). Here are the details he sent me: What: I will be … Read moreGareth Streaming for Syrians on Twitch!
Dara Kearney and I yesterday released a joint review of a hyper turbo tournament that he won on PokerStars. Most of you probably know, by now, that I’m raising money for the Bay Area Urban Debate League and will release a free hour of poker strategy video for every $500 raised. Dara kindly agreed to … Read moreCan’t Believe We’re Just Giving This Away!
Good buddy Nate just published a list of some of his favorite books he read in 2013, which prompted me to want to do the same. Only one or two of these was actually published in 2013, but they’re all relatively new, and they’re all books that I read for the first time this year. … Read moreBest Books I Read in 2013