MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

November 2008



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Republican Party on the wane

The ironies of the modern Democratic and Republican parties are stark. One hundred fifty years ago, the Republican Party was a trailblazer in social and moral reform. It alone helped tumble slavery, while the Democratically-controlled…



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Thought for the day …

Rock bands, like people, should be remembered for who they were in their prime, not for who they became in the moment when they realized their star was fading fast on that cyclic train to…




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Palin’s mystique and the press

John McCain apparently climbed out of the woodworks Tuesday to conduct an interview with Jay Leno for the “Tonight Show,” meanwhile, Sarah Palin has, after her running mate’s defeat, been all over the place. For…



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Grappling with the myth of Obama

What is the nature of the myth? He hasn’t even taken office, and folks apparently think he can raise towers, raze others and raise people from the dead. The truth is easily-swayed people will hop…