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Ben Stoddard

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The S Word

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2009 | 7:08 PM

I've been accused of being a cynic. I've been a cynic. It's hard to blame me, though--my cynicism has always been rewarded. Well, at least it's always delivered. I'm just one of the millions of the internet generation--the sharp-fingered bloggers, the haters, the critics.

Then one day, while impotently raging...

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Why Didn't the P-I Fold Sooner?

(7) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 3:59 PM

Today, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its last print edition after 146 years. And as sad as I am to see some smart, hard-working journalists losing their jobs, I can't help but wonder: why did it take so long?

I am in no way advocating the collapse of the P-I --...

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Government Intervention: Racism and the Moon

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2009 | 2:14 PM

Here is why I don't believe government intervention is enough to solve the global climate crisis: racism and the moon.

Assuming public school didn't fail me, slavery was abolished in 1865. One hundred fifty years, another amendment, and more court cases than black senators later, we elected our first black...

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Green Guilt

(67) Comments | Posted February 24, 2009 | 6:05 PM

Recently I got into an argument with my coworker over terraforming Mars. Sure, it's a long way off but things going the way they are, you never know when you might have to jump ship.

Initially, we agreed on our reservations about NASA's budget given the state of the economy...

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