Dogma and the Intellectual: How my College Buddy was Blinded by Bias

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If you think you can separate the wheat from the chaff with IQ tests and snazzy credentials, prepare to be sorely disappointed: because smart people with MAs and PhDs are often blinded by bias. ––– “The intellectual life has a certain spontaneous character and inner determination. It has also a peculiar poise of its own, […]

Where Have All The Social Conservatives Gone?

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Social conservatives are no longer the majority in American society.

Shutting Down Homeland Security Is All About The GOP

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A fight inside the Republican Party is why it’s possible that the Department of Homeland Security will be shut down this weekend.

Tearing Pages Out of Textbooks is Not Censorship?

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Knowledge enlightens and empowers people and is an essential building block of civilization. Censorship prevents knowledge and narrows the mind.

Trolling Liberals For Fun And Profit

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A recent Fox News clip on street harassment shows the perverse incentives in the conservative media at work.

Big Government, Texas Style

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The divide between conservatives and liberals is more about what government should do, not how big it should be.

John Boehner’s Epic Fail

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The Republican failure to pass their own bill to address the border crisis shows GOP dysfunction at its worst.

Understanding Bergdahlgate

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The Republican fury over the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has more to do with the current state of the GOP than anything Obama did.

Where Are Conservatives’ New Ideas?

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Conservatives still have a hard time coming up with new ideas to address the problems in our changing world.

Even Oil Companies Agree: Climate Change Is Already Happening

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A new study shows that climate change isn’t a problem for future generations, it’s a problem affecting us right now.

Conservatives Call President Obama ‘Real Racist’ For ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program

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Conservatives are firing back against President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Last week, Obama announced the initiative that will create a task force to promote and expand programs that provide young men of color with educational opportunities and jobs.

No Really, Obamacare Isn’t Going Away

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The Republican Party is increasingly embracing the policies of Obamacare, even if they still don’t like the word.

Voting for Men

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Paul Pierle is waiting for a return to a more progressive path, for politics and for men.

Keep Your Government Hands Off Of My Obamacare

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Even people opposed to Obamacare are signing up for it, sometimes without knowing that they are.

The New Politics Of Marriage

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Republicans are launching a major push to make marriage promotion a center piece of domestic policy.

Attention Liberals, Here’s How It’s Done

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A controversial blurb in Rolling Stone shows what a post-Obama liberal agenda could look like.