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Do You Have Faith in Faith-Based Initiatives?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Evangelicals seem to be odd man out this political season. Their much-vaunted voting block isn't concrete-solid this time around. McCain courts them with little success, even after gratuitously changing his official religion from those darn liberal Episcopalians to the more palatable and conservative Baptists. Obama's working the liberal evangelicals with ...

Wanted: US President, No Experience Required

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Chances are you got your job at least partially by displaying some sort of experience doing it. The experience could come from almost anywhere. You might have been doing the same thing for years with another company. You may have attended a technical college, gotten a university degree, or volunteered ...

Lock and Load Some Common Sense

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

The US Constitution is a wonderfully malleable masterpiece. It's simultaneously steeped in tradition, yet remarkably fresh. That quality usually stands us in good stead, but requires lots of judicial interpretation - much of it extending "meanings" to cover issues the framers could never have imagined. Some call these decisions ...

Mr. Pot, Meet Mr. Kettle

Monday, June 30th, 2008

"The obscene vitriol on the left wing blogs really is mind-blowing. You see virtually none of this on conservative blogs." Marlowe on Skewz "To me, it's straightforward: Conservatives are adults, liberals are adolescences (sic). Conservatives value rational and logical discussion, liberals crave juvenile name calling." oleneo65 on Skewz Politics is a rough neighborhood. Stakes ...

Throwing the Candidate Out With the Bath Water

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Barack Obama's recent decisions to chuck public campaign financing and support the FISA capitulation bill angered many, including me. And, his explanations for both were weak and far short of his promise to change government. I wasn't tremendously offended by his decision on campaign financing. The decision wasn't wrong in the ...

A Different Kind of Cross Burning

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I'm an atheist, but I have no problem with believers who don't force their religion on me. I'm OK with In God We Trust on our money. If school kids want to have prayer meetings, I don't object as long as they don't try to convert others and adhere to ...

It’s Time the Democrats Get Their Big Tent in Order

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

  As expected, yesterday's post about Hillary Clinton's campaign prompted considerable vitriol from ardent Hillary supporters. Though their complaints were numerous - and to my thinking mostly groundless - their main contention was that Hillary hadn't been given a chance to make her case for having 100% of the Michigan and ...

What’s a White Man to Do?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

  No doubt white men hold a lot of power, but that doesn't mean they carry the master key to every portal of power. Some actually vote based on nothing more than a belief that one candidate is superior to another based on actual facts and free-thinking opinions. White men aren't ...

Doug Feith: Asshat-at-Large

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

It takes one to know one and George Bush - The Man Who Never Made a MistakeTM - knows a lot of people of like mind and talent. Unrepentant neocondinista Doug Feith - Bush's former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Lunacy - left for greener pastures a while back. ...

President Pickledick Supports the Troops

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Aside from his flag waving, flight suit wearing, preening picture posing, mission accomplished displays, our commander-in-chief has done precious little for the troops he claims to so whole-heartedly support. After a constant series of increasingly frequent deployments, many troops who used to support him are joining the rest of the ...

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