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Christianity Has Evolved Too

Posted February 1, 2011 | 15:28:42 (EST)

Christians were not always opposed to evolution -- mainly because Christianity has progressed and made slow, significant changes over time.

Darwin's theory of evolution is 160 years old. Christianity has been thriving for more than 1700 years.

So, evolution denial is a new modification for the religion.

Has the church...

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Government Workers Are the New Illegal Aliens

Posted January 25, 2011 | 15:23:53 (EST)

Did you know the government can't create jobs? Nearly two years ago on CNN, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said, "Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created jobs." And then, "Trust me."

When Steele said those words, he was widely panned. It was dismissed...

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At Least Stand By Your Free Speech

Posted January 9, 2011 | 13:04:59 (EST)

Last Saturday morning, 20 people were shot in a Tucson Safeway parking lot by a 22-year-old who stated on YouTube he "won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver." Fifteen minutes after the news broke, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tweeted, "The price...

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Arctic Turkey: My New Year's Resolution

Posted January 4, 2011 | 17:11:12 (EST)

The latest numbers show only 40 percent of Americans actually make New Year's resolutions.

Sure, I did it once -- five years ago this week I reluctantly quit smoking. If you listen to anecdotes about people who quit smoking, they always "smoked three packs a day." I only smoked two....

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Satire is Very Serious

Posted December 28, 2010 | 15:50:36 (EST)

People understand comedy like they understand electricity. They utilize it, enjoy it, know it comes from somewhere - but fundamentally don't know much about it. And judging by the reaction to The Daily Show host Jon Stewart's championing the Zadroga 9/11 responders bill to a successful passage during the lame...

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We Are Not Scrooges!

Posted December 21, 2010 | 15:13:59 (EST)

Ever been stuck in holiday traffic fighting to be stuck in a holiday cashier's line so you can purchase low-priced presents on your high-balance Visa listening to high-volume holiday music and think, "Why am I doing this to myself?! I don't even really like Christmas. It's just a scheme to...

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Freedom of Deplorable Speech

Posted December 14, 2010 | 14:26:35 (EST)

Pastor Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church congregation -- also known as the "God Hates Fags" picketers -- have no place in a polite society. But we don't live in a polite society. We live in this one. And in this one we are guaranteed the freedom of speech.

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Out of Ideas? Call for a 'Simple Solution'

Posted December 7, 2010 | 17:35:21 (EST)

Americans are now in a global economy. We're citizens of the world. We're engaged in delicate diplomacy made all too apparent by Wikileaks. Our markets are complex. Foreign markets are complex. Economics are complex. Communications are complex.

In the last century we went from the horse and buggy to the...

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After I Compiled Sarah Palin's Enemy List...

Posted December 6, 2010 | 13:28:08 (EST)

I made a list of all the organizations and people Sarah Palin has feuded with in the media in the last 30 months since she was tapped to be John McCain's running mate.

Spoiler...

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Sarah Palin: America's Full-Time Professional Duelist

Posted November 30, 2010 | 12:58:01 (EST)

The template for the perpetual Sarah Palin feud was set last Valentine's Day. The animated series Family Guy aired an episode in which a character with Down Syndrome said her mother was the former Governor of Alaska. From her platform as a paid Fox News contributor, Palin pounced on...

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It's Only Unethical When It's Called 'News'

Posted November 16, 2010 | 15:44:16 (EST)

Imagine an entire 24-hour cable news network devoted to political causes. Many of their employees are future and former candidates for president, giving them a national platform to reach potential voters. Entire "movements" of political discourse are not only showcased -- they're even started on this news channel. Fundraising, the...

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Attention Congress: Fix the Potholes

Posted November 9, 2010 | 11:58:05 (EST)

It's an odd Americanism to elect someone to be in government who freely admits they don't like government. As if reluctance translates into competence. "Oh he'll be a great husband, especially since he doesn't believe in marriage." For some reason, we buy the premise of politicians begging to be a...

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Midterm Choice: Profiteers or Bureaucrats

Posted October 26, 2010 | 17:04:04 (EST)

Five years ago, on one of my "UFO Tours" (coined by comedian Bill Hicks, when you only appear in small towns in front of a handful of people so you start to doubt your own existence), I had a show in Burley, Idaho -- home to some of the warmest...

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The Incredible Shrinking Women

Posted October 19, 2010 | 17:53:39 (EST)

If you happen to mention the name Hillary Clinton to my grandmother, she'll pause, lock her jaw and declare, "That woman...ambitious." That's all she has to say about Clinton because, after all, Granny's polite. Also, the first female Speaker of the House's name is akin to a curse word -...

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The Full Gingrich

Posted October 12, 2010 | 12:47:04 (EST)

It takes a special kind of 3-D hyperbole to curl your eyelashes and simultaneously drop your jaw. Newt Gingrich's declarations produce an Andy Kaufman type of discomfort, where I don't know if what I'm hearing is brilliant, offensive or intentionally comedic.

"What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that...

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The Moderates' Lament

Posted September 28, 2010 | 12:40:05 (EST)

The beginning of the end for the Tea Party faux revolution occurred this Sunday on ABC's This Week. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell effectively tipped his hand when asked whether the Tea Party will help or hurt Republicans. "One thing we know about everybody who's been active in this movement,...

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Breaking the Eleventh Commandment

Posted September 21, 2010 | 19:20:53 (EST)

In order to "make news" something must be...new, or weird, or unusual. It's already assumed we know the old and usual - so news is the opposite of that. We read about outliers and changes happening in any given day. Anything sticking out as different is considered newsworthy.

So...

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VIDEO: Obama is Just a President

Posted September 16, 2010 | 13:39:39 (EST)

Tyrannical super genius? Mythological fix-it-all? Who is Barack Obama!? I've discovered through exhaustive research America voted for and got a president.

See related column here.

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The Enthusiasm Gap or He's Just a President

Posted September 14, 2010 | 18:17:05 (EST)

Disillusionment implies at some point you were illusioned. You believed something that turned out not to be true.

I watched a documentary where young people in the early '90s thought their music was "alternative," and then they were disillusioned when grunge became mainstream. "It's like...what can you believe in...

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Net Neutrality: Important and Poorly Named

Posted September 9, 2010 | 17:57:25 (EST)

See related column here.

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