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Obama reaches out to African-American communities with tough love

Obama reaches out to African-American communities with tough love

The Washington Post reports on Obama’s willingness to address issues that afflict many African American communities: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is delivering pointed critiques of the African American community as he campaigns for its votes, lamenting that many of his generation are “disenfranchising” themselves because they don’t vote, taking rappers to task for their language, […]

May 3, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Gift giving and fashion statements from the viewpoint of human evolution

Gift giving and fashion statements from the viewpoint of human evolution

In his new book, The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption (2007), Gad Saad serves as a tour guide, draws connections from human biology to the purchasing decisions of human consumers.  He strongly advocates that no explanation of consumer behavior is complete unless that explanation considers human evolution–we always need to consider “ultimate” explanations as well as […]

May 2, 2007 | By | 15 Replies More
Why is religious belief fading?

Why is religious belief fading?

In an Edge article titled “Why the Gods are not winning,” Gregory Paul & Phil Zuckerman characterize the belief that religion is gaining ground in the 21st century as a myth.   First, they present some real life statistics: The evangelical authors of the WCE [World Christian Encyclopedia] lament that no Christian “in 1900 expected the […]

May 2, 2007 | By | 45 Replies More
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

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, […]

May 2, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Shhhhh . . . don’t mention drinking . . . . it just killed him that’s all –

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

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 […]

May 1, 2007 | By | 11 Replies More
Death of the First Amendment at Saint Louis University

Death of the First Amendment at Saint Louis University

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 […]

May 1, 2007 | By | 19 Replies More
A trip to the neighborhood psychic store

A trip to the neighborhood psychic store

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 […]

April 30, 2007 | By | 32 Replies More
Tenet: too little too late

Tenet: too little too late

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

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.

April 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More