Not confronted with the stench of rotting bodies, the wail of fathers who lost their children, the cry of children who lost their mothers, the silence when whole families are shredded and burned by our freedom, the American liberal is free to imagine Barack Obama as both a grand leader and something of a friend. Thanks to an award-winning ad campaign, Obama the product - not the man, because who knows that? - is smart, hip and sophisticated, or everything George W Bush was not. But here's the thing with that, friend. Barack Obama is the US President, which is to say: A bad person. A murderer.Read more »
Playwrite David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Spanish Prisoner) wrote this op-ed for the Village Voice to christen the 2008 election season. For those unaware of Mamet, he is notoriously liberal.
Here's the "nutgraf": "And I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace."Read more »
The Pledge is this: "I shall always do my best to take part in only actions that do not require anyone to suffer harm and I will support others in our community who endorse this Pledge."
Perhaps an introduction to the ideas of liberty to liberals and statists?Read more »
This article supposedly tells the "truth" about Snopes.com. I didn't do any research myself to see if it was, but this was something I suspected for some time now. You should never, ever trust any source to be objective. Everyone puts their own spin on things. I try to be as objective as I can, but I have my own life experiences and my biases show in my work. Take a moment to read this article and determine for yourself what the truth about Snopes.com is and whether the subject deserves more research.Read more »
Self-explanatory. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women. The findings will be published in the March 2010 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.Read more »
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