Fear Of Middle Eastern Democracy

Watching this video, I’m starting to fear those who have seemingly no belief in either the intrinsic value or potential effectiveness of democracy as much as I fear Islamism: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

‘Nuff Said Award Winner: Mary Young

It’s been well over a year since I’ve felt inclined to give out a ’nuff said award to a commentator, but Mary’s reply to my post on charity, religion, and conservatism definitely qualifies as a comment which deserves its own blog post and needs no further comment from me: The driving force behind what calls [Read More...]

The Mormon Roots Of Beck’s 912 Movement

Even political fundamentalism is still really religious fundamentalism in (thin) disguise: Beck has been furiously promoting “The 5,000 Year Leap” for the past year, a push that peaked in March when he launched the 912 Project. That month, a new edition of “The 5,000 Year Leap,” complete with a laudatory new foreword by none other [Read More...]

Thank God Prayer Doesn’t Work!

Good Atheist remarking on a campaign to pray for liberal politicians makes the following astute value judgment: It’s a good thing prayer does absolutely nothing (well, other than waste people’s time I suppose). If it did, can you imagine the kind of world we’d be living in? How many times have people prayed for terrible, [Read More...]

More Info On The Birther Infomercial

Princess relays this video about the Birthers and those exploiting them. Money quote from Rachel Maddow: Birtherism may have been disproven, it may be becoming a political punchline even on the American right.  But it’s also apparently becoming a really good scam for raising money off gullible, sad people.  Which probably means it’s here to [Read More...]

What Are Conservatives’ Constructive Social Policies For Gays?

Be celibate and/or invisible seem to be the only options conservatives have on the table for millions of people.  Andrew Sullivan takes Robert P. George to task on this point : There is also, moreover, no positive social policy actually crafted for gay people in George’s view. What does he believe we should do with [Read More...]

Parents Of Daughters Favor More Liberal Policies

Via 538 Warner (1991) and Warner and Steel (1999) study American and Canadian mothers and fathers. The authors’ key finding is that support for policies designed to address gender equity is greater among parents with daughters. This result emerges particularly strongly for fathers. Because parents invest a significant amount of themselves in their children, the [Read More...]


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