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Help wanted:  be the fall guy for Iraq

Help wanted: be the fall guy for Iraq

| April 11, 2007 | 5 Replies

I laughed out loud when I read this story.  Yes, after five years of Bush’s swaggering incompetence, his Administration now wants to hire a scapegoat — er, “war overseer” — to take the fall for the mess in Iraq, and at least three retired generals have already turned down the offer.  Unlike Bush, they’re obviously not stupid enough […]

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The crisis about boys and schools

The crisis about boys and schools

| April 10, 2007 | 4 Replies

A recent article in Newsweek describes this national crisis well.  Here’s one symptom: “At many state universities the gender balance is already tilting 60-40 toward women.”  The problem starts well before college, though: By almost every benchmark, boys across the nation and in every demographic group are falling behind. In elementary school, boys are two […]

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Kucinich on impeaching Bush

Kucinich on impeaching Bush

| April 10, 2007 | 1 Reply

Back in January, 2007, I attended a press conference in Memphis during which Dennis Kucinich appeared to strongly oppose impeachment.  Based upon a recent interview with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow, though, Kucinich seems to be warming up to the idea: I don’t think that it’s wise for the House and the Congress, for co-equal branches […]

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Douglas Adams: Radical Atheist

Douglas Adams: Radical Atheist

| April 10, 2007 | 5 Replies

Mr. “Life, the Universe, and Everything” makes some good points.

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Bush is insane

Bush is insane

| April 9, 2007 | 7 Replies

The US House and Senate Democrats have passed supplemental funding bills for Iraq and Afghanistan which, for the first time, put conditions of oversight upon such funding, which past Republican Congresses had merely rubberstamped, with added pork. President Bush has cried “Wolf!”  His attack upon the bill first relied upon claims that the people were […]

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So just who are we all talking to, anyway?

So just who are we all talking to, anyway?

| April 8, 2007 | 5 Replies

I wrote a paper for one of my Master’s classes a couple of weeks ago, integrating what I’d absorbed from two textbooks into pages of my actual life.   Shortly after I got it back from my professor, a friend and I were discussing this very blog, which led to a discussion of philosophizing in general.   […]

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Einstein’s God

Einstein’s God

| April 8, 2007 | 14 Replies

At Dangerous Intersection, we have often encountered definitional issues when we’ve cnsidered whether someone believes in “God.”  During a recent vigorous exchange several of us invoked the “Einstein” version of God.  Although I had read a few quotes of Einstein regarding his beliefs, I had not comprehensively read Einstein’s own words describing his “God.” The April […]

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Global warming gets a bit of local newspaper coverage

Global warming gets a bit of local newspaper coverage

| April 8, 2007 | 3 Replies

How important is it that the United Nations just issued an apocalyptic report on global warning?  Serious stories on global warming have been rare in my local paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  I was thus happy to see that the Post-Dispatch placed a punchy graphic about global warming on the front page of yesterday’s paper—2,500 […]

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Happy Easter, What?

Happy Easter, What?

| April 8, 2007 | 2 Replies

Enjoy this day celebrating the ancient festival of the resurrection of the seasons, the rebirth of the year, the celebration of the new year, or its newer interpretation as specifically about a particular one of the born-to-a-virgin, talked-to-god(s), performed-miracles, and died-to-rise-again messiah-candidates. All the popular symbols (hatching eggs, bunnies, flowers, etc.) are essentially non-denominational representations […]

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