Articles by Jared Michaud
Connecticut School Shooting: Killer Adam Lanza’s Mother Nancy Lanza Not A Teacher? Gunman’s Family Details Emerge

A Responsibility To Grieve

The recent tragedy in Connecticut has brought home a couple of points -- reflecting both on the tragedy itself and on the reactions I’ve seen from the people around me.

What Price, Freedom?

It is part of our nature as humans, it seems, that we take for granted anything that has been a part of our lives for long enough. Provided we live through it, it becomes just another “fact of life.” It seems it is only with conscious effort—often a great deal of conscious effort—that we can keep appreciating something that we’re comfortable with. (It is interesting to note that we also get accustomed to the great evils in life. It is the small things we either appreciate over and over or come ...

Societal Momentum Pushing America Toward Inability to Self-Govern

Societies and nations are very much like people in how stubborn and resistant to change they are. Few forces are actually capable of suddenly changing the base nature of people, on either a large or small scale, and it takes a great deal of sustained effort over a long period of time for them to change their own nature.

Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls

Three-year-old start-up Smyte's technology works by monitoring data feeds and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to flag and label potentially inappropriate content.

Why Ford And Volkswagen Are Becoming Allies

The two companies announced they are "exploring a strategic alliance," but made it clear it wasn't a cross-ownership deal, and their agreement doesn't include any "equity arrangements."