Category Archives: Culture

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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NYT: Justices Are Pressed for a Broad Ruling in Campaign Case

There seemed little question after the argument in an important campaign finance case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the makers of a slashing political documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton were poised to win. The open issue was just … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“No man is an island, and rules made for imaginary islands ignore the fragile ecology of the actual archipelago.” Adam Gopnik, The Return of the Native, The New Yorker, Sept. 7, 2009

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I AM A CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL

I AM AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL this morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water … Continue reading

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They Can’t Kill Us All

Photo by Gary Godfrey

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