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The Iron Lady's Sex Appeal

(248) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 3:02 PM

In the preemie days of the Internet, I edited a (now defunct) Washington publication called The Women's Quarterly, published by The Independent Women's Forum. One of our regular features (if being published in a "quarterly" can be called regular by today's standards) was a column called "The Token...

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Collision: Is Religion Absurd or Good for the World?

(2913) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 10:18 AM

Last fall, we went on tour debating the topic "Is Religion Good For The World?" Our arguments were captured on film for a new documentary, Collison. Are our morals dictated to us by a supreme entity or do discoveries made by science and reason, make Atheism a natural conclusion? You...

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Love and Learn

(14) Comments | Posted December 18, 2006 | 6:33 AM


There are some lessons that can't be transmitted down the generations (or else this column would not be a regular feature) and the most conspicuous of these is the choice of your life partner.

There's no damn heritability. In fact,...

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What Reason Do We Have to Trust the State to Know Best?

(198) Comments | Posted January 17, 2006 | 2:43 PM

Although I am named in this suit in my own behalf, I am motivated to join it by concerns well beyond my own. I have been frankly appalled by the discrepant and contradictory positions taken by the Administration in this matter. First, the entire existence of the NSA's monitoring...

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A Brief Response to a Puerile Posting

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2005 | 6:55 PM

It is actually Max Blumenthal who is taking the word of Holocaust-deniers and Holocaust-revisonists at their face value. I never attended any such meeting at the Museum, on that or any other date, even if Blumenthal prefers - without any checking - to award Faurisson the presumption of truth....

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On Slander, Innuendo, and Bar-Mitzvah Dances

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2005 | 4:20 PM

If I replied to all the slander that appears on blogs, I would have no job and no life. Regarding Max Blumenthal's clumsy innuendo, however, I make one lenient exception and one non-lenient one. I still feel an affectionate interest in a young scribe at whose bar-mitzvah I danced....

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