Daily Archives: April 21, 2010

President Obama was not born in America? 42% of Americans have absorbed the Birther movement’s conspiracy meme

This statistic, cited at Slate today, makes me despair of a lot of Americans’ basic sense of proportion and rationality. The Iagos in right wing radio and at Fox News must be laughing their asses off: A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found … Continue reading

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Nuclear terrorism: yes, they might

In light of the summit on nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism that President Barack Obama held last week, this interview with two nuclear terrorism experts offers an additional sober reminder of what humanity is up against: 

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Quote of the Day

The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, in Volume 1 of his The Nature and Destiny of Man  (1964 edition, pg. 43), critiques Freudianism and, by extension, naturalism generally: The whole of Freudian psychology, not in what it declares but in what it … Continue reading

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