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Postmodern Stress Disorder

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 1:03 PM

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink." -- Orwell, 'Politics and the English Language'

Mitt Romney's dominance over the...

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Arguing the Morality of the Libyan Intervention

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2011 | 5:59 PM

It is bewildering that those who deny we are bound by any moral responsibility to intervene in Libya simultaneously argue that once we grant the desperate calls of the bloodied and besieged, we thereby morally commit ourselves to an endless, all-out war.

Hours before the U.N. Security Council would...

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Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime

(121) Comments | Posted January 15, 2011 | 11:27 AM

We liberals must overcome the colonial guilt-generated, wholesale purchase of bad multiculturalism -- that is, the multiculturalism more aptly named multimoralism -- and turn it in for good multiculturalism, for a global pluralism that celebrates cultural diversity without ceding human rights as being culture-specific. Cross-cultural criticism is indeed legitimate, and...

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Depose The Pope

(3) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 11:59 AM

This needn't be an extended justification, for what I suggest should be taken as unremarkable.

Depose the Pope.

Depose him for his testimony, then after a full interrogation by authorities, depose him from that false throne. This human shall have no right at all, forevermore, to expound on 'moral' law,...

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The God Crisis

(90) Comments | Posted October 12, 2009 | 3:09 PM

As far back as I can remember contemplating the nature of the world on any serious level, I have been an atheist.  Of course, I didn't know there was a word for it, I simply felt the same thing towards God that I felt towards the tooth fairy.  For a...

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Census Worker Hanging... What Pelosi Warned?

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2009 | 1:10 PM

On September 12th, part time census worker Bill Sparkman was found hanging in the woods of rural Kentucky with the word "fed" written on his chest.  His death has prompted speculation that the incident is politically motivated.

If...

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Rep. Wilson's Insincere Apology - Hardball

(6) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 8:09 PM

Today on Hardball, Chris Matthews made what is easily the most cogent observation I have yet seen in the MSM, regarding Rep. Joe Wilson's unrestrained attack on President Obama.  Last Wednesday, Rep. Wilson accused the president of being a liar by shouting from the bench during...

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A National Failure - Our Health Care Conversation

(6) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 1:09 PM

    Nothing should exasperate those who worked so feverishly to elect President Obama, as well as to hand the Democrats the most substantial majority since the Congress of 1977, so much as the inexcusable, sickeningly weak lack of conviction and force the leadership has shown in passing significant health care...

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Don't, Please: An Atheist's Defense

(327) Comments | Posted August 8, 2009 | 3:06 PM

    Charlotte Allen is wrong about everything; except this: I'm an Atheist, and I'm angry. Recently, the Los Angeles Times suspended their editorial judgment and ran Allen's bigoted op-ed, an exercise in blatant insecurity and panic. In it, Allen rants angrily for an entire article in an attempt to...

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