The Importance of Free Speech in Academia

An essay I wrote for a contest a month ago… The right to free speech is almost universally accepted as a basic, essential right of man. From the ancient Greek philosophy that the right to free speech is critical to a free society, to today’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizing freedom of expression as …

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Healthcare

Loyal readers/fans, First of all, I want to apologize for such a long period of inactivity. Well, you all know how it is, I’m sure. You mean to write, but keep on putting it off and putting it off, until next thing you know, months have gone by since your last post. Well, that’s life. …

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Dawkins on Trial, Part 1

Inspired by a discussion about the existence of god, I decided to read Richard Dawkins’s “The God Delusion”. I have read many books about Intelligent Design and other topics akin to the subject, and had always found the arguments in those books utterly convincing. However, I always believe in listening to both sides of the …

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St. Patty’s Day Blunder

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef, cabbage, and green clothing of just about every kind you can imagine abounded. But lost in all that was something that should have, and would have, made the news if it had happened to anyone other than the messiah. The Irish Prime Minister was just a few lines …

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Obama’s Exquisite Gifts (Follow Up)

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, one of the top stupid things Obama has done is return Prime Minister Brown’s high-priced, collector’s item gifts with a set of 25 DVDs and toy helicopters. But, as stupid as this was, I haven’t heard anyone in the media besides the conservative talk-show hosts really talking about …

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Top Five Stupid Things That Obama Has Done So Far

NOTE: Three years after first posting this, I decided to come up with an all new, updated list of Obama’s top five blunders… you can check it out here. Of course, you can also read the original post below… ||=============|| Some of you may be surprised that I’ve gone so long without posting. I am a …

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Top 10 Reasons Why I Love My Dell Netbook (And Why You Should Get One Too)

For those of you who don’t know me in “real life”, (that is, outside of the web), you may be surprised to learn that I do have interests, thoughts, opinions, and comments about things outside of politics, (you’d never guess it from reading this blog, I know). Anyway, one of those interests is in technological …

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