The Republicans lost, and they’re threatening to take the rest of the country down with them

I’ve been watching the fiscal cliff mess only half-interestedly, see here for the latest installment. I don’t have any strong opinions on what exactly Obama should do here, tactically speaking. It looks like there’s a lot to be said for just going over the cliff at this point, but I don’t know for sure. [Read more...]

I’m a liberal

This is a post I keep meaning to write, but keep putting off writing because it isn’t tied to any particular events and therefore isn’t time-sensitive. But increasingly, I’m finding I wish I had it written and out there so I can refer back to it in other posts more narrowly focused on particular events [Read More...]

On who I voted for, the liberal democratic tradition, and words for bad things

(Alternative title: “Philosophical-political blog post that attempts to combine three blog posts into one.” It’s funny if you get the reference to Spinoza’s Treatise.) [Read more...]

Quick thoughts on the debate

I heard a lot of buzz on the blogs about how Obama supposedly lost Wednesday’s presidential debate. As a blogger, I felt kinda compelled to watch it, so I went on YouTube and had a look. Unfortunately, most of Obama’s first two minutes was inaudible on the recording, but I could hear the end bit and it [Read More...]

William Lane Craig’s promotion of anti-gay pseudoscience

In my post on Craig’s defense of Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, I mentioned how Craig is “willing to traffic in almost any kind of fundamentalist pseudo-intellectual garbage when it’s convenient for him,” and promised to write more about it in the future. One of the major examples I had in mind is Craig’s promotion [Read More...]

An open letter to friends from my hometown

“At first I didn’t think Romney’s comments were any big deal, but then I realized he was talking about me, and so many Americans like me.” Let that quote (which you can find more on here) sink in a bit. [Read more...]

How much will the Affordable Care Act really help?

I’ve written before about how the Korean healthcare system is way superior to that of the United States, as the latter exists now (with the Affordable Care Act not fully implemented). It’s clear to me that some kind of government-sponsored health care system, like you find in most developed countries, would be a good thing. [Read More...]

I am the 47 percent

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I apologize for all the political blogging and limited religion blogging, but I’m a fatal combination of (1) really agitated about the 47 percent thing (2) too busy to pay much attention to more than one thing. We will return to your regularly scheduled programming next week, but until then, I have this: [Read more...]

Who Mitt Romney has insulted

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