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David Doody

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Whose Ox Is Being Gored

(3) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 2:22 PM

In response to the congressional hearings being held by Representative Peter King of New York about so-called radicalization of U.S. Muslims many (mostly conservative) voices have dismissed concerns that the hearings may be seen as a sort of witch hunt against Muslims, hearkening back to the...

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An Open Letter to Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, and That Other Guy Who Plays With Them

(3) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 3:13 PM

Dear Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, and that other guy who benefited from the timing of becoming a free agent more than any other player in the history of sports because he is now being referred to as a "superstar,"

You all used the term "sacrifice" to describe the "pay cuts"...

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So, Glenn Beck, Obama Is a "White Guy" Who "Has a Deep-Seated Hatred for White People?"

(14) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 2:58 AM

A friend of mine dug up a story from Media Matters that is from all the way back on February 12, 2007 that quotes radio and television host Glenn Beck as saying that Barack Obama is, "Colorless. You don't notice that he is black. So he might as...

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Watch: Franken and Klobuchar Speak Out at Senate Judiciary Committee Vote (Video)

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 1:45 PM

Chris Steller, writing for The Minnesota Independent on the Senate Judiciary Committee vote yesterday, said that "Al Franken spewed fire and Amy Klobuchar threw brimstone," adding, "Franken raked the current Court and Klobuchar decried bias against women on the bench."

Breaking out of the "mild-mannered mantle of...

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An Experiment in Web Serialization

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2009 | 11:33 AM

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Recently, a contributor to Guernica Magazine, where I am the Blog Editor, emailed me expressing some concern. I am "fed up with the old model of submitting my work...
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Why Attaching the Hate Crimes Prevention Act to the Defense Bill Makes Sense

(7) Comments | Posted July 16, 2009 | 5:23 PM

Let me state this up front: I'm not a fan of the political practice in Congress of attaching unrelated measures to bills that are considered must-pass legislation. I think it's a political tool that tarnishes our government and makes a mockery of what a legitimate government should be.


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Dear President Obama

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 1:39 PM

Dear Mr. President,

I have had tears in my eyes on and off since last night when you took the stage in Grant Park, Chicago. When you implored us to fully believe that mantra "Yes we can," repeating it calmly and humbly, I knew it was finally true.


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Minnesota 6th Graders Get Out The Vote

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2008 | 5:33 PM

As you know, the election is this Tuesday. As you may not know, unless you know me personally, and I've told you, I'm nervous as hell. I'm hoping that my nerves are just paranoia, but the last two elections brought with them almost unbelievable outcomes, and since that pretty much...

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Obama's Debate Tactics Reveal He Tries To Grapple With An Issue

(15) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 8:09 AM

"You could not argue in a vacuum, as if only your opinion matters. It would be irresponsible to try only to prevail in such a case. Rather, you would want to recognize what others think and try to draw people together." -from The Informed Argument by Robert K. Miller and...
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