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Cry For Me Argentina

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s been few tyrants getting toppled in the world this year. I felt a little bit (just a little) for Gaddafi, having been dragged out from his hole or wherever he was hiding, and apparently … Continue reading

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Publicly-Traded Stock Is Not An Investmet

My thoughts exactly: contrary to popular opinion, shareholders of American public corporations are NOT […] investors, as in the contributors of capital. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareholder

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Thought of the Day

It’s amazing to me how many of the same people who interpret magnificent details of nature as subtle evidence of God’s intelligent power can simultaneously discount the considerably more obvious evidence of human impact on nature.

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The Lord of the Rings vs. Atlas Shrugged

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, … Continue reading

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Embrace The Bias?

With the recent gaffes from NPR execs, conservative opponents of publicly-funded radio and television have taken fresh aim at the popular radio producers. Many conservatives have had a hard on for de-funding NPR (federal contributions make up about 10% of … Continue reading

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The Heresy Of Mitch Daniels

Andrew Sullivan is drooling over the Republican governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels: As Dish readers know, Indiana governor, Mitch Daniels, seems to me the kind of man the GOP desperately needs: a real fiscal conservative, socially inclusive, open to serious … Continue reading

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Sam Harris and the “Ground Zero Mosque”

I agree with much of what Sam Harris writes. When I don’t agree, it’s usually a question of degree. For instance, Harris recently ignited debate at his TED talk, in which he advocated science as an arbiter of moral decisions. While … Continue reading

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Talking Over Torture

Conor Friedersdorf responds to Jonah Goldberg’s continuing attempts to frame the debate over water-boarding as a debate over semantics: Talking Over Torture | The American Scene Goldberg is absolutely wrong to argue that there are no good responses to the … Continue reading

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Andrew Sullivan: As The Onslaught Continues

As The Onslaught Continues – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan I was reading the above article by Andrew Sullivan, and I got to thinking: the Vatican is welcoming all the misogynists and homophobes in the Anglican community to … Continue reading

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What 10,000?

A reader spars with Andrew Sullivan over which administration(s) deserve credit for the Dow hitting 10,000: The Daily Dish – Dissent of the Day Allow me to offer a different dissent: In 1999, when the Dow hit 10,000, the unemployment … Continue reading

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