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Entries by Byron Williams from 05/2007

The President's Inferno

| Posted 05.01.2007 | Politics
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The president asked quizzically: "If Iraq is losing its intellectual capital who will run the country once democracy takes hold?" "Good question," Liberty replied.

Candidates Back Off on Genetic Engineering

| Posted 05.10.2007 | Politics
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Given that the technology is moving at a faster pace than the morals and ethics surrounding it, genetic engineering must be part of our public conversation.

America Needs Knowledge To Solve Global Ignorance

| Posted 05.17.2007 | Politics
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How can we win the so-called war on terror when we seem collectively content to bask in self-induced insularity? Who among the potential presidential candidates is addressing this?

Do We Really Need a Truman?

| Posted 05.21.2007 | Politics
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Though it is sexy for candidates to cloak themselves in the Truman mystique circa 2007, few were doing it when Truman left office in 1953.

The Falwell Legacy -- Marrying Two Irreconcilable Pursuits

| Posted 05.22.2007 | Politics
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Part of the Falwell legacy is to marry two irreconcilable pursuits -- to claim to be a follower of the teachings of Jesus while simultaneously siding with the empire.

Fundamentalism for Atheists

| Posted 05.27.2007 | Politics
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I don't share Hitchens' atheistic convictions, but I find it more enriching to learn from those I may be philosophically opposed to than those I might be in lockstep.