Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Quote of the Day: Fyodor Dostoevsky

From Notes from Underground : “I could not become anything; neither good nor bad; neither a scoundrel nor an honest man; niether a hero nor an insect. And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself … Continue reading

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For Those Who Have Just Arrived: A Little Something for Keeping the Future in Perspective

A quick primer to life’s prospects:

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Get out of Afghanistan Now?

That’s former NY Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges’s advice in an essay posted yesterday at TruthDig.com. Chris Hedges thinks that we’re in a quagmire in Afghanistan, and that we are, by meeting violence with violence, creating more problems for ourselves … Continue reading

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Genesis 1: Poetry or History?

In one respect, the tension between evolutionists and creationists is not over the nature of science, but over the nature of genre. In other words, did the author of Genesis 1 mean to write something in the genre of POETRY—or was he … Continue reading

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I Love Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty on “Truth” (with a capital “T”) v. merely human democratic justification via rhetoric and persuasion:

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The Party of NO! and STOP!

Republicans are fast-moving into President Barack Obama’s rearview mirror:

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Health Care Reform is Coming

Deal with it. Amidst all the blue pipe smoke being thrown up by Republicans, AP reports on a new poll that reminds us who it is, exactly, that President Barack Obama is fighting for: A new poll, meanwhile, showed that large numbers … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: The Train is Still Leaving the Station?

According to Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com, there are still plenty of routes to health care reform happening this year, and it really is dumb to count Obama out. The survival of particular congressional representatives is just one example of how things … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: By Saying No, Is This Where the Republican Party Has Gone to Die?

At AlterNet.com today, Adele Stan makes the health care debate stakes crystal clear: If President Barack Obama succeeds in signing a major health care reform bill into law — one that provides a public plan for people currently priced out … Continue reading

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