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Entries by Beau Friedlander from 11/2009

The Obama Referendum: Nothing to See Here

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Politics

Yesterday's vote on same-sex marriage in Maine was a referendum on our collective humanity, and we don't look so great today. But was it a loss for Obama? Certainly not.

Rampage At Fort Hood: Should We Be Surprised?

| Posted 11.05.2009 | Politics

It's unfair to say, categorically, that Nidal Hasan went berserk because we've made the wrong choices. But it's also unfair to continue policies that kill people on both sides of a now pointless conflict.

Veteran Moulitsas Versus Tom Tancredo as Moral Tale

| Posted 11.11.2009 | Media

You merely need to let Tancredo talk to defeat him in a debate. Why would you deride him for not serving his country because of depression, a debilitating illness that affects 8 to 12 percent of the population?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed And The Death Penalty: Why We Can't Kill Him

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Politics

There is no solving the problem of mass murder. We can only hope to move past it, and perhaps that the spiritual and emotional wounds of 9/11 will turn into the proud flesh of a new humanist outlook.