Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Politics

Your Enemies Are Not Monsters: An Olive Branch Across the Divide

Certain highs given by alcohol, laughing gas, huffing paint and the like, give a sense of euphoria by depriving the brain of oxygen. You...

TGIF: The Religion of the State

In 1912 the pioneering French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) published The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, which presented his findings (not without controversy) on...

Why Worry About “Importing” Terrorists, When the Regime Can Grow Its Own?

This year, while the Trump administration has fixated on what it describes as acute peril posed by immigrants and refugees from the Muslim world,...

Engineering Another Hyped Trump-Russia Story

There is a new Trump-Russia story making the rounds this week. It's about a real estate deal that the Trump Organization considered in Moscow...

Where is the Outrage?

Trump just killed an 8-year-old girl; the silence is telling December 2, 2015: Donald Trump says you have to “take out” the families of terrorists. January 29,...

Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

"History is seasonal and winter is coming.” No, that’s not a Game of Thrones quote. It’s the last line of a 2010 documentary called Generation...

TGIF: Trump Nation

Did Donald Trump on Inauguration Day intend to remind us of the European despotisms of the last century? Who could miss signs? They adorned the speech...

*UPDATED: Man lied about when her death occurred.* Detroit family caught in Iraq travel...

UPDATED - The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after...

TGIF: A Principle for All Seasons

Despite my utter disdain for Donald Trump, I am uneasy about many who oppose him. My specific concern is that they apparently believe that,...

This Is Why Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Health Care

The Republican-controlled House vote to “repeal Obamacare” – if that is what this was – was a stunning mess. Did they get it right? The...
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