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...]

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...]

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...]

Why this election matters

Here’s something I just hammered out on Facebook in response to a friend posting a link to a spoof of election rhetoric: [Read more...]

Weekend recap: civility, William Lane Craig, and more!

So… I hadn’t planned to do more on William Lane Craig after finishing the initial post series, but then I decided I needed to go back and make extra-clear my reasons for calling him dishonest. I did this in two posts, first analyzing his misrepresentations of his debate opponents and then analyzing his case for [Read More...]

iSideWith.com, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson

There’s an interesting new online quiz website called iSideWith.com that tells you which presidential candidate has positions most similar to your own. My results below the fold: [Read more...]


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