Daily Archive: October 23, 2012

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Hmmmm…

What ought one think about a “I [heart] Gitmo” bumper sticker?  I saw one on the way to work today.  I am genuinely befuddled… UPDATE:  Apparently, he was just supporting the US military…

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The Towering Legacy of George W. Bush

Conventional wisdom errs when it says that George W. Bush was incompetent. He was a president of overwhelming influence, the most effective chief executive since FDR. We live in the world that W. created,...

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Let’s Not Demand an Apology from Ann Coulter

Although I like my “job” (grad student and lecturer in philosophy) enormously, it has its downsides. Ann Coulter’s “job” has many advantages over mine: she makes a lot more money, people likely treat her...

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Presidential Debates Should be Deemed Cruel and Unusual

In the comments here James Hanley called the debates “pure political theater.” To the degree that last night’s romp was light on substance and heavy on posturing it certainly was politically theatrical. And yet...