Dalrymple’s Rules of Debate Interpretation

"I hope you brought an extra pair of that special underwear, Willard."  "I'll crush you with my mind, Barry, until you cry for mercy from Allah."

Here for your enjoyment are Dalrymple’s Rules of Debate Interpretation. 1.  Television pundits, in the immediate aftermath of the debate, are the worst possible guides to understanding the debate and how it will shape the electoral landscape.  It’s just another spin room, except the allegiances and antipathies, the man-crushes and job tryouts are concealed. 2. [Read More...]

America Meets Reverend Romney

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In a post entitled “Three Course Corrections: An Open Letter to Mitt Romney,” I wrote back in January that Romney should not be afraid to “let his faith flag fly.”  I took some heat from some of my friends for criticizing the campaign openly, but my intention was to be constructive, so I forwarded the [Read More...]

Why Barack Obama’s Debate Performance is Irrelevant

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It was unsurprising that President Obama performed better on Long Island than he did in Denver.  If there is one thing his friends and foes agree upon when it comes to the character of Barack Obama, it’s that he’s intensely competitive.  According to reports, Obama did not know how poorly he had performed in Denver. [Read More...]

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...]


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