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Howard Kurtz is My Hero

Journalist Howard Kurtz has been goofing up lately, but the way he addressed it this past weekend is incredibly impressive (as can be seen in the below video). It’s rare, almost unheard of in any context, for someone to so … Continue reading

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The Coexist Bumper Sticker v. The Fiction Bumper Sticker

I assume you’ve all seen the above bumper sticker before (it’s pretty common in California where I live).  But someone recently made a new bumper sticker that offers a pretty direct (and amusing) gnu atheist retort: This recalls for me MIT … Continue reading

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A Song for International Have a Meal with a Muslim Day (September 17, 2010)

A song for International Have a Meal with a Muslim Day:

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You feel what you feel

And it’s okay to be honest about it. When someone says that your emotional response does not fit the situation, tell them about Meursault in Albert Camus’s The Stranger and share with them this song from the 1970s:

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“Every now and then I spend my time at rhyme and verse and curse those faults in me.”

And then along comes Mary. I like the song’s powerful evocation of honesty. Mary is this powerful persona who breaks through all the games and bullshit around her, and brings clarity and vision. When Mary comes around, the emperor better have his … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Winston Churchill

“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences…”                                                                 —Winston Churchill, November 1936

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