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A Great Ad

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Flu, Guns, and Civilization

One of the great signs of the advance of human civilization in the world is vaccination. Another is that the state has a monopoly over the use of violence. By these two measures, however, it seems that the United States … Continue reading

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President Obama Struggles to Hold It Together

Well said. __________ Obviously, one problem here is that, thanks to lax gun laws, near military grade weapons too readily fall into the hands of the mentally ill in the United States. Without taking away a person’s right to own a … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Giffords and the Tea Party Religion of Peace

With regard to the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, it’s very important to remember one thing: the Tea Party movement is a Religion of Peace. Its jihadi-style rhetoric against liberal Christ scorning secularists, and its persistent references to guns, gun sites, … Continue reading

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Target Democrats

When is a metaphor not a metaphor?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            . The double entendre accompanied by (im)plausible deniability. Republicans have been escalating this sick game for over a year.

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The WTF Moment of the Day: A Father is Told That He Must Pay $3,000 for the Bullet That the Government Used to Murder His Son

According to the Wall Street Journal, on Saturday in Iran, a young man, returning home from an acting class, went missing. It turns out that, though he was not a government protester, he was caught in the crossfire between the … Continue reading

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I Like Men Who Carry Guitars, Not Guns: An Anti-Vietnam Poster of Three Venuses Trying to Seduce Mars into Making Peace

  An anti-Vietnam War poster inspired by Aristophanes’s ancient Greek play, Lysistrata, in which the women of Athens and Sparta withhold sex from their men until they make peace.  Thus spoke Lysistrata toward the beginning of the play: We’ll paint, powder, and … Continue reading

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