Category Archive: Politics

The Business of Bigotry, or How To Ruin Your Business and Get Rich

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The headline on CNN reads: “Indiana pizzeria finds itself at the center of ‘religious freedom’ debate” but even this untrue. Memories Pizza, in Walkerton, Indiana, didn’t find itself anywhere. The owners veritably thrust… Continue reading

Tolerance in the Agora: Constitutional Rights and Obfuscations

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There are times I am perfectly willing to examine the philosophical intricacies and readings possible in a law. But I have a problem engaging in this when its purpose is to obfuscate what, when… Continue reading

Why Are Things the Way They Are?

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I’d like to borrow your brain for a bit. Some of you are going to experience a desperate yearning to search out some porn, or read an article on the latest gaming console,… Continue reading

Freedom, Citizenship and the Fear of Domination

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I can pinpoint the moment in my life when I began to have a deep understanding of the concept of citizenship. Oddly enough, it came while sitting stark naked in a huge, domed… Continue reading

Fearmongers Ate My Mom

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Let me tell you a little about my mother. She’s a fantastic woman. Born just before the 30s, she won a scholarship to Julliard at the age of 17. Although she studied classical… Continue reading

Criminality Under the cover of Religion and Ideology, and the Collusion of the Media.

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Lately, I’ve started to bristle every time I hear the word ‘Islamic’. It gets used a lot by the media, mostly by people who aren’t Muslim, have never read the Koran and know… Continue reading

Effectively Responding to Ferguson: No Justice? No Profit. #BoycottBlackFriday

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Naomi Wolf said that, in order to have successful protest, it needs to be illegal. It needs to stop traffic.  I was born in the early 60s. By the time I was of… Continue reading

How Reason Died for Want of Leadership: How Leadership died for Want of Reason

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Syracuse University’s Dean Lorraine Branham ‘disinvited’ three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michel du Cille from a conference because he had recently returned from Liberia. Makes sense, you say? Please listen to the details: Mr.… Continue reading

Our ethical bankruptcy is going to kill us, not a virus.

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The United States has the most capable health infrastructure and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,” Lisa Monaco, President Obama’s senior counter-terrorism adviser, said at a White House briefing. (“US… Continue reading

Well of Rage

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I plan on writing a longer post on my travels around Morocco, but for now, I just wanted to muse on a single strange incident. I think it is fair to say that,… Continue reading