News Flash: Atheists Hate Romney

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The Secular Coalition of America has released its candidate scorecard for 2012 and, to the absolute astonishment of absolutely nobody, Romney receives a failing grade. [Read more...]

Why We Need More Religion in Politics, Not Less

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Last week I received another expression of a very common sentiment in the comments box at Philosophical Fragments – and the commenter wished it known that she was “not a libertine” but a 50-year-old former-Christian woman with a long marriage and three children, two in the military.  She wrote: George Bush and his supporters were a [Read More...]

Biden’s HHS Mendacity

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Earlier today I assailed Joe Biden’s incoherent view on abortion.  His assertion regarding the HHS mandate was not so much morally incoherent as it was just blatantly false.  I don’t mean “misleading” or “lacking context” or “a matter of perspective” or “it depends on your definition” (all of which seems to pass for “lying” in [Read More...]

Joe Biden’s Remarkable Incoherence on Abortion

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The ill-tempered aggression of Joe Biden — whether he was laughing and grinning in the first half or growling and shouting in the second — made the Vice Presidential debate last night a painful thing to watch.  Biden was clearly eager to heed the call of Obama supporters to go on offense and attack Romney/Ryan. [Read More...]

Five Surprising Responses to the First Presidential Debate

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Romney was the clear winner of the first Presidential debate tonight.  He answered questions about his preparedness.  He achieved what he wanted to achieve.  He changed the narrative.  He demonstrated remarkable control of data and detail.  And he fought back effectively against the caricatures of him that have gained currency in American media and pop [Read More...]


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