Daily Archive: April 13, 2009

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Fragmentation

Esteemed co-blogger Chris Dierkes has a challenging post on the democratic process. Here’s a decent summary: In our late modern (or postmodern if you like) world, with the proliferation of many interests and sub-interests,...

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Abu-Jamal and the Costs of Reflexive Anti-Leftism

In the interests of showing that I will disagree as loudly with my friends as with my foes…. Mark invokes what has become a stand-in for every “loony left” cliche there is, the Mumia...

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the local school district today

…is laying off all the school psychologists, school counselors, art teachers, music teachers, theatre teachers, P.E. teachers, and many of its new teachers not out of the “probationary” period yet – a total cut...

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The Practical Art of Possible Interests

Señor Payne a few posts down shrewdly argues that political hyper-partisanship is a outgrowth of laziness.  He documents lo the many ways this is the case. A better approach in his mind is the...

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It strikes me…

…that these “Tea Parties” are nothing more than GOP leftover rallies from a population still deeply absorbed in its own denialism over the loss of the Presidency to a Democrat. 

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The Futility of Protesting

Andrew Sullivan has been taking flak from movement conservatives (what else is new?) for calling the Tea Party protests nothing more than childish “temper tantrums.”  He has repeatedly pointed out the hypocrisy of these...

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pacifism and the culture wars

“Saving” marriage obviously means objecting to gay-marriage. But what does this have to do with abortion? Can someone please explain to me what on earth King means? Seriously, I have no idea. ~ Alex...

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