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Edgar Wilson is an Oregon native with a passion for cooking, trivia, and politics. He studied conflict resolution and international relations at Amherst College, and has split his time between New England and the Pacific Northwest ever since. He has worked in industries ranging from international marketing to broadcast journalism, currently serving as a marketing consultant and freelance writer. He can be reached via Twitter @EdgarTwilson.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Scalia's Death is Not a Partisan Opportunity
efore we start dancing on the grave of a public servant, can we agree that the continued politicization of the judiciary is a net loss for this country?
The whole structure of the Supreme Court is supposed to help insulate it from popular passions, partisan ambitions, and the general disorder and populism that makes the other two branches such a train wreck in the public eye.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 12, 2015 Tipping: America's Next Revolutionary War
Like so many features of American culture, tipping is a relic that needs to be eliminated once. Joe's Crab Shack, a national seafood restaurant chain, is the first of its kind to take tipping on nationwide.
SHARE Friday, October 9, 2015 Too Big to Fail: No Bailout for Biodiversity
The human threat to plant and animal life is not just carbon pollution and global warming. Addressing the less well-known ways we impact nature is a complicated, nuanced process.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 16, 2015 The Dark Side of 'Buy Local'
Defining "us" and "them" doesn't stop at national borders. The future of the economy, and the world, may involve many different uses of "local" to exclude and label perceived threats.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 12, 2015 How Trump Saved Democracy
Is it possible that Trump's antics will actually push American politics back toward reason by candidates looking to seem reasonable by contrast?