Daily Archives: November 7, 2008

See Here in Full Barack Obama’s First News Conference as President Elect (November 7, 2008)

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Life Affirming: Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama

By illustrator Patrick Moberg.

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Entropy (or “En-TRIP-py”)

Question: Why do things so frequently end up in a way that we call “messed up”? Answer (echoing Gregory Bateson): Because there are so many more ways that we call “messed up” than we call “not messed up.” This, for … Continue reading

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Our Universe Isn’t All There Is? A New Discovery Gives the Multiverse Hypothesis a Boost

In National Geographic this week: On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen “structures” are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says. Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive clumps … Continue reading

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Al Franken: Closing In On a Victory Afterall?

Friday (today) sees Franken’s numbers dropping to a deficit of just 239 votes behind Coleman—and the recount hasn’t even started. See the Star-Tribune report here.

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The Confederacy Finds a Place to Die—in the Republican Party?

Alan Wolfe, of the New Republic, sees America’s culture war politics as a sublimation of racial anxiety, and says of Obama’s victory: The single most disturbing aspect of last night’s election is the transformation of the Republican Party into the party … Continue reading

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Because the highest office held by any human being in the world—the Presidency of the United States—has been won by a black man, no child of God, anywhere on earth, need ever again limit his or her horizon because of skin color. So why are so many Christians unhappy about Barack Obama’s election?

It has been said that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America—and on November 4th, this habit of segregation appears to have translated into sharply divergent voting as well. 70% of white evangelicals, for example, appear to have … Continue reading

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