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    Ethics and Anger; Oh, and also, Feminism

    A few years ago I attended the funeral of a venerable Charleston grande dame whom I knew well. I respected her because she was a woman so sure of herself that, despite being a legatee of the old south,...
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    Gandhi's Diaper

    Despite Protests, Gandhi Auction Is to Go On By Jennifer 8. Lee AND Robert Mackey Antiquorum An auction for Gandhi's possessions, including this watch, is scheduled to proceed on Thursday. Despite direct appeals from the Indian government and a last-minute...
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    The GOP: A 'Rush' to Obscurity

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE The GOP: A 'Rush' to Obscurity Those of us who pointed out that Michael Steele was elevated to Chairman of the Republican National Committee as both a token, and as attack-dog-in-chief against President...
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    The Question - TPM Edition

    This is the next TPM Challenge -- First, an introduction:  Quinn introduced me to a site that poses an annual question to erudite people.   Some examples are, "What do you think is true even though you can't prove it?,"...
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    March 4

    After New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution on June 21, 1788, making it effective under its terms, the Congress operating under the Articles of Confederation set March 4, 1789 as the date on which the Constitution...
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    Investor Controlled For Profit Health Care? A Game of Confidence ...

    . . . or a "confidence game" ???Do not allow yourselves to get sidetracked by who's carrying the message or swindled by their use of 20 million dollars in glossy commercials. Invest your limited time in putting forth the following...
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    Slavery is Alive and Well here in America

    This is my first blog post here, and I hate being a newbie, but I feel as if I've come out into the sunlight from inside the Bushman's cave, and I just can't stop talking.  I started my political blog...
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    Arthur of the Roundish table--The Confessional

    Lancelot wandered into the chapel ruing his sins. He was depressed lately about how he had been conducting his life. He felt he worked so hard. He battled so hard. He quested so hard. That he DESERVED to love so...
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    Conservatives Selling Health Care Snake Oil ???

    Looking out for those most at risk?Meet Rick Scott and here's his bullshit sales pitch  . . .Now really meet Rick Scott. Let Maggie Maher give you a little background on this snake oil salesman.Who Is Richard Scott-- and Why...
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    Fool me once, shame on you. No, I'm Not Quoting Dubya

    Among other things, one of the courses I teach is designed to introduce my kids to some seminal ideas about democracy, and especially the relationship between democracy and reason.  It's not a rigorous intellectual history course.  I'm not an especially...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table--The Great Race

    Meanwhile back at Camelot:The big day is upon us, said Gaharis, clapping his hands in great satisfaction. We must balance our bets on this a little. But your stallion is beyond compare. Old Yeller shall have the day.I dunno, Gaharis,...
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    Change In Action -- Health Care -- Right Now!

    For those most at risk . . . Well well well . . . If you, or anyone you know needs information about Health Center Clinics in your immediate area in lieu of using Emergency facilities, here's some info:Recovery Act...
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    Red alert! Canada has ability to make nuclear weapons

    For a full day, that's been one of the headlines over at the Drudge Report. Well, not actually about Canada -- it's about Iran, and it's attributed to Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Mike Mullen. As you might expect with...
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    Some Questions for the Economists in the House.

    I tell my history students to ask questions.  I beg them and implore them to ask questions if something is confusing them.  Some do, some don't.  It just struck me I'm not practicing what I preach, and that I should...
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    Sinking the Health For Profit Corporations? Awwww....

    Geez ... like the proverbial rats they are ... Do these multi-billion dollar corporations see the handwriting on the wall? Be afraid . . . be very very afraid... and... SELL! SELL! SELL! Health Care Plan Squeezes ETFsHealth care companies...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXX)

        Sir Quixotic awoke. Refreshed. He felt so gooooood. At last he had found his love.As he awoke he looked around. The sun had been up an hour. A little chill but no clouds. He looked around. He was on...
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    What Limbaugh says, should remind us ...

    ,,, that whenever Rush or his minions in the GOP attack President Obama, they are attacking his strength, not his weakness. That is their way. ...
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    Julian Jaynes and The Word

    Why do we need a god at all? Every single culture I have read about has at least one god. I do not enjoy reading the Bible. The first four Books of the New Testament are short and sweet and...
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    Rick Santelli Rant a Fraud?

    At risk of being a "too frequent" poster, ran across this and couldn't help but bring it to your attention, just in case you've missed it.Apparently there is some question about whether or not Rick Santelli's rant was as random...
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    Would "Less" Be So Bad?

    There have been a few posts lately about the potential for some some huge changes in our country with the election of President Obama and the horrific downturn in the economy. Most people are scared, and I think there is...
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    We Were There

    As with most born in the decade after World War II to parents who understood what the New Deal and the GI Bill meant for their lives, the era of a forward thinking government started to end on that bleak...
    Richard Day's picture

    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXIX)

    Our three dark age Musketeers (sans muskets) awoke and mustered their troops to attack a particular part of the Eastern Wall. The tattooed ones called the picts had breached the wall and were across it with some three thousand crazy...
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    Mornin' Joke with Jughead

    And now Mornin' Joke with Jughead and Mika and Pat Buchanan and the gay guy who brings you the news that does not really matter in a courteous and conservative way and always agrees with Pat and Jughead even though...
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    Credit Crisis For Dummies

    Economics is not my strong suit, but it is my husband's, and some of his knowledge has rubbed off on me. So during this financial crisis I have understood enough of what was going on to have a semi intelligent...

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