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“If this doesn’t give religion a bad name, nothing will”: An Example of a New Atheist’s Gross Misuse of Logic

“If this doesn’t give religion a bad name, nothing will.” This reference to the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as 9/11, was made at atheist biologist Jerry Coyne’s blog last week. The sentence is an example of the kinds of … Continue reading

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“Are You Single?!”: Rush Limbaugh Was a Big TURN ON to a 21 Year Old Female at CPAC 2009

Salon.com today reports on Rush Limbaugh’s powers to mesmerize and electrify his faithful devotees, and quotes a female college student smitten by him: CPAC attendee Chelsea Barnett, a 21-year-old student at the University of Central Oklahoma who says she’s been … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Obama commends John McCain for his stance on torture, but then ties McCain to George Bush’s economic policies. Deft political ju-jitsu by Obama:

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Bad News for John McCain: CBS News Poll of Uncommitted Voters Says He Lost the Third Debate Badly

A CBS News poll of uncommitted voters says Obama won debate #3 handily: As in the previous debates, CBS News and Knowledge Networks have conducted a nationally representative poll of uncommitted voters to get their immediate reaction to tonight’s presidential debate. … Continue reading

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Does Republican McCain’s Pre-Debate Jousting with Obama Foreshadow His Diplomatic Skills? If So, Heaven Help Us!

Everytime we see John McCain in the midst of a serious adult decision, he becomes unpredictable and erratic, flailing about in a peculiar fashion, and ultimately screwing it up big time (think Sarah Palin and his infamous and maudlin “I’m suspending … Continue reading

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Two Interesting “Takes” on Debate #2 Between Obama and McCain

Two of the debate observers quoted at Andrew Sullivan’s blog: Ezra Klein: Tonight was supposed to be John McCain’s night, but it was the first clear debate win Obama has scored over the course of this campaign — including the … Continue reading

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