Tag Archives: Antigone

Gay Marriage: Liz Cheney’s Antigone Problem

In her bid to become a Republican Senator from Wyoming, Liz Cheney is in a bind. She wants the love of her sister, Mary, who is lesbian, but she also wants the love of Tea Party primary voters (who hate … Continue reading

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AC Grayling: For University Students, Stop the Hand-Holding?

In today’s Guardian, philosopher AC Grayling offers his view of the role of a university education: University is emphatically not about spoon-feeding and hand-holding through courses, but the very opposite. It is not about maximising contact hours, but about autonomy … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage After Proposition 8: The Historical Arc is Long, and MAYBE It Will Bend Toward Justice

Andrew Sullivan is philosophical about the passage of Proposition 8 in California: Law never trumps love. And one day it will echo it. This is a fine sentiment,┬árecalling Martin Luther King, and rallies the heart for the battles ahead, but … Continue reading

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This Is What the November 4th, 2008 Election Felt Like for Me

I felt like, all over America, people stood up for a less authoritarian, less cruel and cynical, America:

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“Those of us who teach at Christian colleges write with the knowledge that our books may get us fired.” Christianity Today Reviews Richard Dawkins’ “The Oxford Book of Science Writing” and Brings Up the Delicate Issue of Intellectual Censorship at Evangelical Colleges

Under the ironic and provacative title, “No Science Please: We’re Evangelical,” Christianity Today just gave Richard Dawkins’ new anthology of science writing a POSITIVE review. The review also urged Evangelicals to stay open to the discoveries of science, including those … Continue reading

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