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