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Political Beliefs

I wrote this elsewhere, but I’m rather proud of it. I suppose it’s a companion to the one on religion. The following are some of my political beliefs. On fiscal issues, I think the government should spend money efficiently, in … Continue reading

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Beginning of July Round-Up

The most adorable Rube Goldberg machine ever. Scott Adams suggests that a CIA-sanctioned murder is probably a best solution to the Edward Snowden problem. I don’t agree with the argument, but it’s interesting in a Devil on the shoulder kinda way. … Continue reading

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End of June Round-Up

Baldwin A reporter accused Alec Baldwin’s wife of tweeting at James Gandolfini’s funeral. Baldwin’s response is arguably homophobic. Andrew Sullivan is upset about it. I’m conflicted. Even the Mail says the reporter was wrong, so Baldwin has a right to … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 27 2013

The Forest Park Carousel has become a landmark. Kaite Roiphe argues that feminist literary critics are making a mistake by accusing male authors with flawed protagonists of sexism. Robinson writes of Salter’s main character in All That Is: “Cold and withholding, … Continue reading

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Politics Round-Up June 26 Edition

Interesting day for politics, with a new big Supreme Court discussion, discussion about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, and a filibuster against controversial legislation in the Texas State Senate, all as the Congress prepares to seriously address immigration reform for the … Continue reading

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Recommended June 17 2013

A video review of a 90s video games gets kinda nuts.   Biden may get to cast a significant tie-breaking vote. The Washington Post makes it easier to follow the 224 best political reporters in the nation.  Tara Culp-Ressler of … Continue reading

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Republicans After 2012

Rachel Maddow criticized Paul Ryan for acting as if he didn’t lose the 2012 election. And, even as they were “effectively running over Mr. Ryan’s budget,” as Maddow put it, the GOP’s plan was rejected. But now, Maddow noticed, Ryan … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card’s Views and Superman

There was a tempest in a teapot in the last few days, as some people were upset at the announcement that Orson Scott Card is scheduled to write about 14 pages worth of Superman for an online DC anthology. It … Continue reading

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Jodie Foster and private lives of actors

Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globes was described as her coming out, but it was essentially a defense of privacy for celebrities. Andrew Sullivan did not care for it. “How beautiful it once was”? When gay people were put … Continue reading

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Alan Scott and Gay Marriage

The new Earth 2 version of Green Lantern was revealed to be gay. As is the case with many DC superheroes, the history of the character is a bit convoluted. Alan Scott was the first Green Lantern, introduced in 1940. The … Continue reading

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