Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing."
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Quote: Albert Camus on the Risk of Publication


Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing."

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Low Thia Khiang Goh Chok Tong Parliament
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Rereading the Best Articles on the 38 Oxley Road Saga


As the allegations among the Lee siblings abate (for now), let us take a step back and relook at articles which may help us make better sense of the escalating saga. Despite all the noise, no one can be certain of the facts. Rather than add to the speculation, perhaps it is best to stretch our lines of inquiry with a spectrum of readings.

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A Sociological Empath

Book Review: The Opinion Makers (David Moore)


When I first wrote this in 2012, polls showed an incredibly tight US presidential race between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. The Realclearpolitics (RCP) average showed Romney leading by less than a percentage point, while the projected delegate total shows a slender lead for Obama. This was on the day of the final debate. Essentially, we were counting down the days to a nail-biting finish on Nov 6.

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Inconvenient Questions Down, The Online Citizen Hiatus
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The Downfall of Alternative News Sites in Singapore?


FOR WHOM
All Singapore alternative news sites, political enthusiasts and swing voters.

WHY IT MATTERS
Things came to a head in GE2011, when discontent with the ruling PAP’s perceived lack of citizen consultation led to electoral punishment and fed the emerging clout of alternative news sites, in challenge to mainstream, state-regulated ones like The Straits Times.

New platforms had emerged in the run-up to GE2015, such as The Middle Ground and Inconvenient Questions, which claim to offer a 3rd alternative. (But that assumes all existing sites are inherently biased for or against PAP.) Very well then, the more the merrier!

Not all’s well, though. Read on.

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A Sociological Empath

GE2015: What’s In A Vote?


On Sep 11, I will be making my first political vote as a Singapore citizen.

But I only have one vote. In the end, it’s not enough to win over Aljunied for George Yeo, or Potong Pasir for Lina Chiam. Far from it. So how do I matter in the greater scheme of things?

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