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Advanced Issues: Compassion verses Opposition

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Readers’ beefs of the week

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
The usual array of curmudgeons and loons have weighed in this week, and here’s a small selection of comments from those who will never post here again. Reader marie commented on Greg Mayer’s post “Philae…

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Bush’s Legacy is more than Iraq . . . *facedesk*

Yesterday, Kathleen Parker had posted on the Washington Post web site an article titled: “Bush’s legacy is more than Iraq.” In it she argues that W was . . . more than a composite of swagger and smirk. He was … Continue reading

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Authoritarians At the Gate

“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” … Continue reading

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Molly Ivins did not exaggerate . . .

From TPMMuckraker: Texas GOP’s 2012 Platform Opposes Teaching Of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ Actually, the title is a bit sensationalist . . . but not by much. And from my  perspective, the author missed one of the most juicy parts . … Continue reading

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The Wikileaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 5

In this series, we looked at the incompetence and negligence in the Departments of Defense and State that provided an operating environment that enabled Bradley Manning to copy hundreds of thousands of documents without ever being detected. The intent was … Continue reading

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The Wikileaks Brouhaha: Shooting the Messengers and Ignoring the Elephants, Part 4

So far in our story, we have focused on the role of the Department of Defense in facilitating Bradley Manning’s opportunity to acquire and export so much classified information. In Part 4, we will shift focus to the Department of … Continue reading

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