Chicken Soup For The Argumentative

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A book club query…

Last week in the threads over at Mindless Diversions, I tossed out the idea of having a Beowulf/Grendel Book Club.  It was really just a random afterthought at the end of an overly long...

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Why Zero Dark Thirty?

I went into Zero Dark Thirty with several preconceptions. I followed the debate between film critics and political journalists very closely. I was aware of the movie’s major plot points and already had a list of key...

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Another Question

Recently, I queried folks here on the appropriateness of our differing responses to hunting, which we generally consider acceptable or even laudable, and activities like dog fighting or turtle squashing, activities that are largely...

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Still Dead

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so...

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Guns in Three Acts

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so...

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A Question…

A common theme in our “Guns in America” symposium has been that hunting is a respectable past-time which ought to be shielded from onerous gun restrictions.  But I wonder… what separates hunting from dog...

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Climate Change is Not Going Away

Bill McKibben has a piece up at TomDispatch. He makes some good points, despite a clear disrespect for Mike Godwin.

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A Strange Definition of Success…

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...

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Briefly, On Football’s Culture and Rape

On Monday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will compete for college football’s national championship. This is the kind of thing that gets sportswriters in a tizzy. If you’re of a certain Age, Notre Dame...

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The Evil Inside All of Us

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so...

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Great Fact, Little Fact

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...

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One Sensible Step At A Time

The Newtown Massacre affected me in ways that I am not sure any of the previous incidents did. I couldn’t even tell my wife about it, I had to show her. It could just...

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For The Birds

Flip ’em if you got ’em!  It is now (or has been confirmed to have always been) legal to give police officers the middle finger.  I’d be curious to see if this goes any...

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Fictional Gun Violence and Mass Gun Killings

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...

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The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

A person who shall not be named conducted a planned and methodical mass murder against government and children. He used simple arms, a simple bomb, a disguise, and carefully choose his target. He killed 77 & injured 319 more.

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The Guns of My Heritage

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so...

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