The Epistemological and Metaphysical Case Against Obama’s Birth Certificate

Heretical Ideas just rocked my world: It might seem, to the average person, that the “Birthers” must have a tough time proving their case. After all, Barack Obama has released his Certification of Live Birth (pictured above), which meets all the requirements for proving one’s citizenship to the State Department. The authenticity of the certificate [Read More...]

Birthers Just The Latest Legitimacy Challengers?

Harry Shearer makes an interesting connection between the fringe birther movement questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s citizenship and recent presidential history: The reason for the growth of birtherism, I’m suggesting, lies in the history of the last two presidencies. Bill Clinton was reviled by Republicans, partly because he won and partly because he won [Read More...]

Oba-”mom jeans?”

Allahpundit is delighted that he might have started the latest meme. [Read more...]

Gays In Other Militaries

While we still discriminate, some of our allies have progressed ahead of us already.  The Huffington Post has a detailed account. In Britain, on the other hand, gay and lesbian service members marched in crisp uniforms in the annual Pride London parade July 4. Gay Australian soldiers and sailors had their own float in Sydney’s [Read More...]

Broadway Inspired To Focus On African American Experiences

and the apparent reason cited is the election of President Obama: “Now is the time to strike,” said playwright Tracey Scott Wilson, whose play “The Good Negro” about the civil rights movement had a successful off-Broadway run this year.The election of the first black U.S. president is having an enormous influence on culture and theater, [Read More...]

Obama’s New Science Czar’s Controversial Prescriptions

Zombietime has the excerpts from new “science czar” John Holdren’s 1977 book, in which he advocates the following: • Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not; • The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food; • [Read More...]

Obama’s Ghana Speech

Here’s the full transcript of President Barack Obama’s July 11, 2009 speech in Accra, Ghana: Good morning. It is an honor for me to be in Accra, and to speak to the representatives of the people of Ghana. I am deeply grateful for the welcome that I’ve received, as are Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama. [Read More...]

Thoughts on Style, Dignity, and Virtuous Self-Formation

David Brooks’s recent NY Times article is rather eloquent on our first president’s attempts to shape his inner man through adherence to a rigid code for outward behavior.  I personally in general inclined to interpret moralities most fundamentally as codes of discipline, whether they be culturally enforced or personally adopted as a deliberate tool for [Read More...]

Palin Hung Out To Dry By McCain Campaign Last Year

Easily the ugliest and most irresponsible moment of the 2008 Presidential Campaigns came when Sarah Palin accused Obama of bieng someone who: sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country. This is not a man who sees America as you see [Read More...]


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