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‘The Gov’t of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion

Christians killed Saracens, Jews, suspected atheists, Native Americans, natives of all kinds, Protestants of all kinds (ask the French about the St. Bartholomew massacre). This means Barack Hussein Obama has to explain these things to commentators whose flag worship is … Continue reading

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Up to old tricks

Andrew Sullivan has lost his mind again. No matter how much he insists he has learned from his hysterical support of Bush-Cheney and the Iraq war in the early 2000s — I remember when a vulgar and incoherent Cheney quote … Continue reading

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‘How does drinking a scotch a critique of drunkenness?’

I post this article because it’s another way to examine my and many people’s obsession with free speech as an absolute — a presumption I’ve held for years without question: The memorial issue of Charlie Hebdo will have a print … Continue reading

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Dirt into diamonds

I tend to be a free speech absolutist, and some of the equivocating I saw on my Facebook wall yesterday after the Charlie murders from fellow liberals infuriated me at the time, but I take their point, especially when this … Continue reading

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“Sharpening the contradictions”

Juan Cole: The only effective response to this manipulative strategy (as Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani tried to tell the Iraqi Shiites a decade ago) is to resist the impulse to blame an entire group for the actions of a few … Continue reading

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The half life of hysteria

David Weigel makes sense: The incident-free Interview screenings should be remembered alongside two other overhyped 2014 fears: the Ebola panic and the reaction to ISIS. The latter stories were handled even worse, because they happened during an election, and because … Continue reading

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“We have learned that the intelligence community will drive a truck through that ambiguity”

The surveillance bill that the House approved yesterday looked like a victory for the coalition of conservatives who hate Barack Hussein Obama, presidential aspirants, and liberals who believe in protecting civil liberties. But a line from Pulp Fiction comes to … Continue reading

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