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First Amendment Power Grab


Frequently I hear from folks who tell me that as a nation, and individuals, we shouldn't show such antipathy toward religion in government. They also tell me that faith-based initiatives and efforts by the present administration are just attempts to redress long-standing inequality against "the chu ...>

International Women’s Day


Felicidades! Today March 8th is International Women's Day. It is a day marked and celebrated by many around the world, commemorated by the United Nations, and apparently a national holiday in some places. It is a day for celebration, joy, and recognition of the struggles for equality, justice, and p ...>

Rumble In


A short email I sent to my students, after a conversation yesterday about class participation. At times I wonder what is it that scares students so... when it comes to participating in class, to answering questions. Some of you have told me that it is fear of not "getting the right answer," or fe ...>

The Purge to Surge


So many things coming regarding how this administration manages things. The latest revelation, although by no means something that has gone without attention the last few months, concerns the rationale for the purging of Attorney Generals the last few months: White House Backed U.S. Attorney Firings ...>

National Business Review (NBR) - Business, News, Arts, Media, Share Market & More


Link: National Business Review (NBR) - Business, News, Arts, Media, Share Market & More. Burger Fuel was judged to have crossed the line with a cheeky pun on the phrase “white Christmas” in a direct mail piece, but a television ad for the Frank drink range with a voiceover saying “nothing be ...>

The Phenomenology of Cut and Paste


It is the strangest thing but I guess I should not be surprised. I've felt it for a long time now, but for some reason it just gained amazing presence in my mind: when I perform a cut operation on a text or image, with the intent of pasting it in a few moments onto another digital surface, I end up. ...>

First Freedoms from the Attorney General


First Freedoms from the Attorney General. I know, I laughed also. Excuse me but I find the following cynical, mendacious, and misguided: The Attorney General, yes that one that believes the President is above the Constitution, believes we can wiretap Americans without FISA court supervision, tort ...>

What Ought a Mindful Politics be Mindful Of?


I've been meaning to broach again the subject of a mindful politics but every time I think I have time to get my thoughts in order I am reminded of yet something else to grade! Finally, I've decided that instead of a semi-comprehensive post (well, quasi-comprehensive regarding the impetus and origin ...>

UUism and Humanism: Or How I Learned to Like Unitarian Universalism


The last two posts have elicited comments regarding the Unitarian Universalist church, and I want to take an opportunity to comment briefly on the UU because I haven't done so in a while, and because I agree with the comments regarding the UU that have been posted. I also recently had a good convers ...>

A Coming Episcopalian Schism


Today's Washington Post has an article on the latest regarding the tensions between the Anglican Communion and many bishops in the U.S. Episcopal Church. The Anglican Communion primates have provided an ultimatum of sorts to the U.S.:Conservative primates, many from developing countries, insisted in ...>

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