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Bush announces the newest (and worst yet) reason for having our troops in Iraq

Bush announces the newest (and worst yet) reason for having our troops in Iraq

| May 2, 2007 | 3 Replies

Look how low the bar has now gotten.   This is from the President’s May 2, 2007 address to the Associated General Contractors of America: …”But slowly but surely, the truth will be known. Either we’ll succeed, or we won’t succeed. And the definition of success as I described is sectarian violence down. Success is not, […]

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Shhhhh . . . don’t mention drinking . . . . it just killed him that’s all –

Shhhhh . . . don’t mention drinking . . . . it just killed him that’s all –

| May 1, 2007 | 11 Replies

We of “Cardinal Nation” here in St. Louis suffered the loss of relief pitcher Josh Hancock this last weekend. In case you haven’t heard, he was killed when he crashed his SUV full-speed into the back of a tow-truck on the highway. The tow truck was stopped, lights blazing in the dark, assisting a disabled […]

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Death of the First Amendment at Saint Louis University

Death of the First Amendment at Saint Louis University

| May 1, 2007 | 19 Replies

On Saturday, May 5, 2007, a free, independent and self-funded student newspaper is scheduled for a quiet execution at Saint Louis University, a self-professed Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning in St. Louis, Missouri. Most of the world with its varied woes will little note the goings on at the Board of Trustees meeting of […]

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A trip to the neighborhood psychic store

A trip to the neighborhood psychic store

| April 30, 2007 | 32 Replies

Last Saturday, I was running some errands with my daughters when we passed by a store called “Mystic Valley.”  I mentioned to my daughters (they are six and eight) that some people believe that they can tell the future and read other peoples minds.  My daughters were incredulous.  They thought I was being silly, so […]

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Tenet: too little too late

Tenet: too little too late

| April 30, 2007 | Reply

Adrianna Huffington argues that there were other options for George Tenet than to stand by silently and watch the “slow motion car crash.” George Tenet seems to believe there’s a major distinction between lying and standing by silently while others lie, and then proudly receiving a Medal of Freedom from the liars. He could have […]

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Curse word survey

Curse word survey

| April 29, 2007 | 1 Reply

If you’d like to know what curse words are the most offensive, Cognitive Daily has the answer for you, based on a recent survey.

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Time for a new national motto for the United States

Time for a new national motto for the United States

| April 29, 2007 | 4 Replies

I’m really tired of hearing the sorts of things most patriotic Americans utter to express what they believe to be the national character of the United States.  Consider some of the most common expressions: “The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”  Or consider “The Greatest Country in the World.”  Many Americans proclaim […]

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A college drop-out’s revenge

A college drop-out’s revenge

| April 29, 2007 | 27 Replies

I recently had a chance to talk on the phone with an old high school friend who was an extremely talented artist. Paul (not his real name) took a few college courses, none of them in art, but dropped out before getting any degree. I have vivid memories of glancing over during high school classes […]

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With Strings Attached

With Strings Attached

| April 28, 2007 | 7 Replies

Not nearly enough, I think, has been posted on DI about things which I consider just as important as politics, economics, and social issues.  That’s all well and good–DI offers a necessary forum for viewpoints which, while becoming more available in the public discourse, nevertheless need all the voices it can find.  But if we’re […]

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