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Slippery Slope

Tyranny of "Slippery Slope" Arguments

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Saleem H. Ali

The violent murder of innocent civilians by Omar Mateen, a psychotic and ideologically deranged individual, has led to further polarization in American politics. It has also opened up the wounds that so many citizens in the LGBTQ community have suffered at the hands of sanctimonious ideologies.

For Law Students: Slippery Slopes and Lateral Thinking

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.22.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I write for the benefit of law students to explain a type of argument. I do so by describing a real example presented by law students themselves. The ...

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

Why I Think Arguing About Gay Marriage as a Slippery Slope to Polygamy Is a Bad Idea

Derek Penwell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Since I have long been an advocate of same-gender marriage, I guess my friend believed that this Utah case about polygamy would reveal the lack of consistency in my argument, showing me to be another one of those crazy libertines whose morality is probably made up on the fly.

Slippery Slopes, Imagined and Real

Michael Wolkowitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Wolkowitz

The leadership of the NRA is exceptionally fond of the Slippery Slope argument. Problem number one with this slide down the fearsome slope is how much weaponry has changed since the days of militias with muskets.

Beware of the Gay Marriage Slippery Slope

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

It is easy to craft a slippery slope argument, for example; slavery must be maintained, because if we allow people to live in a completely free society, the family will fall apart, the institution of marriage will disintegrate, the government will collapse and Christianity will be rejected. Does this sound familiar?

The Slippery Slope

John Corvino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Corvino

With less than five days to the election, anti-equality forces are pulling out all the stops in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, the four states with marriage on the ballot.

The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies

Mario Livio | Posted 12.09.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

Some fallacies are very seductive, and avoiding them requires a close examination of the logic involved. A famous one concerns the warning against stepping onto a "slippery slope."

Why the Individual Mandate Is Doomed

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

A majority of American taxpayers will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014 if the new healthcare law isn't overturned or revised. I predict it will be.

Obama Administration Should Answer the Broccoli Question About Health Insurance Mandate

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

It's one thing for the federal government to believe it lacks authority to require us to buy broccoli, and another to assert that although it has such authority, it won't be exercised.

Christian Leaders Scapegoat Gays on Marriage

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

In the new, anti-gay "Manhattan Declaration" scores of Christian signatories reveal the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of their obsessive persecution of gay people.