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  • Kakistocracy

    Ryan Lizza, writing for the New Yorker Seven days may not be enough time to fully assess any new leader, especially in the case of Trump, whose first week was marked by seeming chaos in his efforts to put together an Administration. But what we’ve learned so far about the least-experienced President-elect in history is […]

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  • Murder in Ferguson?

    It seems to me that this officer needs to be put on trial for murder. As has been said by many already, the militarized police in the U.S. are out of control. They’ve seemingly forgotten that they work for us, they are public servants. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. The truth lurking […]

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  • Atheists not allowed to hold office in seven states?!

    WOW. Seven states do not allow atheists to hold public office. Yeah, that’s not a joke. “This prejudice is particularly evident in the political realm, where being open about non-belief is an insuperable barrier to election. Moreover, seven states still ban atheists from holding office — prohibitions that violate the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on religious […]

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  • Free to Discriminate

    Kaleesha and I were discussing this recent attempt in Missouri to introduce a “right to refuse service” religious freedom bill yesterday and it occurred to me that there might be some merit to the idea. But it would come with a requirement. Allow business owners to discriminate but require a sign in several prominent places […]