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Interview with a Philosopher: A Class on Porn

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Hugh Hefner long ago shocked people nationally and sought to make them think in new ways by personally philosophizing about sex, love, and pornography...

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Vognar

We do not need to totally abandon myth in order to live in the way of truth. We just need to get out of the way of acting out our myths.

What Underlies Reactions When Islam Is Insulted?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Kelhawk

In the West, we believe that when someone moves a disagreement from the issue to a personal attack, it is because their case is weak. But can we make that assumption with other cultures?

Google Isn't (Necessarily) Making Us Stupid

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

My own meditation practice -- which facilitates clarity and focus -- has benefited incalculably from Buddhist and other spiritual websites, blogs, lectures, readings, videos and guided meditations.

Love Obama, Hate Palin? Then Listen to the President

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rory Fitzgerald

If we manage to see the good qualities in our opponents, we collectively arrive at the truth much more quickly. In this way, we are much more likely to learn from one another.

Sheepish In Carlyfornia

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

You may think that Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" ad will hurt Fiorina's chances, but the video has given the senatorial candidate free publicity.

MSNBC's Rev. Joe Watkins Accuses President Obama of Breaking and Entering the Nation's Schools While Pastor Steven Anderson Prays For His Death

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Rev. Watkins, what you and your ilk are doing is the antithesis of Christianity and Christ's teachings.

Patrick Swayze and the Meaning of Life's Moments

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Swayze's words and actions throughout his very personal and, unfortunately, sometimes very public ordeal underscore that, in all situations, no matter how desperate they may appear or actually be, you always have the ultimate freedom to choose your attitude.

"This Comment Has Been Removed"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

How long will it be before one of those pistol-packing town-hallers, driven to the brink by publicly aired hate-talk, pulls his gun, and then its trigger?

Sir Knavely and the Great Stimulus Package

Steven Denlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

"I'm bitter," Sir Knavely told me. He raised his glass and drank. His furry chin went deep into his Tiger's Milk. Then he set it down. "Why are ...

Learning to Die

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Learning to die is really learning to live. It is 'letting go' of the past and the future and allowing ourselves to experience the serenity of just being alive.

The Reading of Wonders

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

My fascination with the act of reading soon turned into a thirst for the pleasure and meaning only reading can provide

The Politics of Flattery

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

The biggest question for Americans is not whether we like Barack or John, Sarah or Joe better. It is whether we have the character to recognize flattery when we hear it, and to stay focused on what matters.

"The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living"

Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Collin Dunn

So said Socrates at his heresy trial, right before drinking the hemlock, and, while he may not have had green living and sustainability in mind, I thi...