Santorum's Hypocrisy and Backwardness on Questions of Epistemic Authority

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The Executive Branch WILL Continue Enforcing DOMA, Just Will Not DEFEND It In Court

Get ready for the deceptive meme to come flying your way that the Obama administration is abnegating its responsibilities to enforce law by not enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act. The administration will continue to enforce the unconscionable law, it will only not defend it from legal challenges in court. Others, starting with the House [Read More...]

How Would Apostates, Adulterers, And Thieves Fare In A Democratic Egypt?

Razib Kahn has a most disturbing chart: Kahn explains the above: On the x-axis you see the proportion who accept that adulterers should be stoned. On the y-axis you see the responses to amputation and apostasy. The red points are the proportion who agree with the death penalty for apostates, and the navy points those [Read More...]

TOP Q: “Do Children Have Higher Moral Status Than Adults?”

In his book Moral Status and Human Life: The Case for Children’s Superiority, law professor James Dwyer argues that children are not merely equal to adults in moral status but actually have a higher moral status than adults.  Below is a brief video in which he sketches out the broad contours of his thought on moral [Read More...]

Zach Wahls, Son Of Lesbians, Testifies To Iowa Legislature

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TOP Q: Where Are The Lines Between Peaceable Death Penalty Advocacy And Criminal Incitement?

Last week a heinous, conscience-shocking injustice occurred when the brave, openly gay, Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato (pictured above) was murdered shortly after a Ugandan newspaper featured him on the cover with the headline: “100 PIctures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak” and the words “Hang Them” next to it.  The AP photo of the newspaper [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Cranky Puppet John McCain

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Let’s All Stand on John McCain’s Lawn www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> The Daily Show on Facebook Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Pakistani Governor Murdered For Opposing Blasphemy Laws

Enraging news: Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province was assassinated by his own security guard Tuesday, according to Interior Minister Rehman Malik, apparently because he spoke out against the country’s controversial blasphemy law. The security guard was arrested, Malik said. The shooting occurred at Islamabad’s Kohsar Market, which is frequented by [Read More...]

How DADT Made Things Worse For Gays In The Military Than They Were

A Daily Dish reader’s first hand experience: before DADT the policy was more about conduct at least in the minds of the commanding officers, not the mere mention of the fact that one was gay or had those inclinations. I joined the Army National Guard in 1988 and was called up for a time in [Read More...]


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