Monthly Archives: January 2012

Could Rick Santorum Really Win the Republican Nomination for President?

William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, and a contributing editor to the New Republic, thinks so: [A] group of movement conservatives has called an emergency meeting for next weekend in an attempt to find a “consensus” candidate. … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum on Contraception: The State Can Take Your Rubber (But Not Your Gun)

Republican Rick Santorum is okay with a state enacting laws that ban, or otherwise criminalize, the use of contraception (condoms, the pill, etc.). He doesn’t believe that the use of contraception is a basic human right. As with marijuana, a … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh: Santorum’s Electability Hurdle is His Anti-Gay Rhetoric

At Rush Limbaugh’s website is a transcript containing his comments on gays in relation to Rick Santorum’s presidential bid. Limbaugh’s comments illustrate the cultural shift surrounding gay civil rights, and the dilemma that shift presents for conservatives. Here’s Limbaugh: I love … Continue reading

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Note to Self: Don’t Text at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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Thomas Jefferson, Johann Gottfried Herder, and the Revived American Cult of Muscular Christian Nationalism

A bit of (good) advice for politicized Christian fundamentalists from Rob Boston: Jefferson and Madison worked together to end the government-established church in Virginia and guarantee religious liberty for all. Jefferson coined the metaphor of a “wall of separation between … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: The Three Hour C-SPAN Interview

Chris Hedges was interviewed in-depth at C-SPAN recently. Here’s the link.

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Global Warming: Peter Ward on Hydrogen Sulfide’s Role in Mass Extinctions

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A Poem for the New Year: Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring out, wild bells”

From In Memoriam (106), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the … Continue reading

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