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The Newsroom: “The Greater Fool” (the End of Season 1)

I finished Season 1 of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom last night.  I have two reactions, both of which are about the last episode of Season 1, entitled “The Greater Fool.” 1.  Will McAvoy is a news anchor, who has recently … Continue reading

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Institutions Evolve!

I was watching ABC This Week (see the transcript for today’s program here).  I liked what Matthew Dowd said in response to Republican Congressman Peter King’s statement that “we have to look at the consequences of changing a 2,000 year … Continue reading

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John Courtney Murray and Reflections on Religion in the Public Square

For my write-up today on The Search for God at Harvard, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Ari Goldman says on pages 117-118 about the Catholic thinker John Courtney Murray’s stance on church and state: “On writing on church-state … Continue reading

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Love in Deed

To be honest, I’m usually turned off when Christians talk about love.  Why?  There are a variety of reasons.  First, my religious background, Armstrongism, tended to mock sentimental Protestants who went on about “love”.  Second, I do not consider many … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Outcomes

At church this morning, a lady who works at a domestic violence shelter spoke to us.  She was telling us about her uncomfortable experiences of trying to raise money for the shelter, when potential donors ask her what the outcome … Continue reading

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The Silent Scream, and Planned Parenthood’s Response

This will be a rambling post about the abortion issue.  I’ll accept comments, as long as they address the points that I discuss and refrain from abusive or ad hominem attacks. I came across a YouTube video that was from … Continue reading

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It’s Not Censorship (Technically-Speaking), But It Still Stinks

This will be a rambling post. In a sense, I can identify with the companies that have pulled their sponsorship from Rush Limbaugh’s radio program.  These companies support such values as civility and respect for people, and they do not … Continue reading

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