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Bullies (an Episode of The Newsroom)

I’ve been watching the first season of The Newsroom.  It is on HBO, and it was created and is largely written by Aaron Sorkin, who gave us The West Wing.  The Newsroom is about a news program, which is anchored … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s I’ll Be Short 2: Solutions and Counter-productive Consequences

In my latest reading of I’ll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society, Robert Reich essentially addresses the issue of whether doing the right thing would have counter-productive consequences for businesses and workers.  You hear from a number of … Continue reading

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Disorganized Ramblings on Religion in the Public Square

As many of you know by now, Rick Santorum said that John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state made him want to “throw up”.  I watched Santorum on ABC This Week as he attempted to clarify … Continue reading

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Santorum and Romney On People Who Lost Their Homes

I’m watching the NBC Republican Presidential debate that was on last night.  Something that stood out to me was that both Rick Santorum and also Mitt Romney expressed compassion for people who have lost their homes to foreclosure.  Rick Santorum … Continue reading

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The Upside and the Downside to Christian Conservatives’ Opposition to Newt

A lot of my Christian conservative friends are supporting Rick Santorum over Newt Gingrich in the race for the Republican nomination for President.  They dislike Newt’s history of adultery, while Santorum strikes them as a principled, morally-upstanding conservative.  According to … Continue reading

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Greenwald, Rozen, and Coulter

I have some political links to share: 1.  Glenn Greenwald has a thought-provoking article in Salon, entitled “Progressives and the Ron Paul Fallacies”.  I appreciate this article for two reasons.  First, it illustrates how the American political process—-especially its polarization … Continue reading

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