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Wall Street protests welcome, if overdue …

October 4, 2011
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MAdoff

      I am a little fuzzy on what the Wall Street protest demonstrations are all about, though I suspect it’s merely the quite understandable and justified rage of a populace feeling powerless, overwhelmed and screwed all at the same time. It certainly wouldn’t surprise me if what is really sticking in everyone’s...

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Religious Right’s asinine Culture War …

September 23, 2011
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Robertson

Though I am sure a vast group of zealots on the far right side of the political spectrum would disagree, the seemingly exponential growth of the Religious Right has ill served both that particular group and the nation as a whole over the last two decades or so. I would contend that the hideously...

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GOP’s antagonism to Social Security seems odd …

September 21, 2011
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BushW

I’ve wondered for several years now how the Republican Party could seemingly embrace a philosophy that was largely based on antagonism toward Social Security. This seemed so completely antithetical to conventional wisdom that suggests the Social Security crowd is such a political behemoth that it is not to be trifled with under any circumstances....

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Is free speech overrated? Part Deux …

September 16, 2011
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Matthews

(This is the second and concluding segment of “Is free speech really overrated.”) With the expansion of cable television and the attendant stultifying silliness of network fare has come the ungovernable opportunity for every nutcase to have his 15 minutes of fame, leaving a landscape of mind-numbing inanity for all to ponder. The fragmenting...

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Is free speech really overrated in America?

September 14, 2011
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Newspaper

This country is in the middle of an ongoing debate that only occasionally flirts with coherence about the role of a free press in a democratic society. The results of various polls suggest that the American public has an understanding of the First Amendment that ricochets wildly between somewhere between woeful and “Are you...

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Homophobia is a social disease, Part Deux …

September 7, 2011
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(This is the second and concluding segment of “Homophobia is a social disease.”) It would seem that the underpinning of the “limited constitutional rights for gays” cause is essentially enabled by the idea that their homosexual orientation is a “choice” rather than something with a significant genetic component. While anyone who has ever given...

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