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More God Stuff

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m reading a book about the debate over separation of church and state. Almost right away, and before getting on to anything resembling his actual point, the author (Noah Feldman) threw out a side comment that made me blink. In his Introduction, Feldman tells us that his world-view […]

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In God We Disagree

I’m reading Divided by God, by Noah Feldman. I just started it, so this post isn’t really a review or discussion about his book, but he did make me think about a few things right from the get-go. He’s trying to come up with a compromise between people (like me) who would have no overtly […]

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Polygamy

Big Love is coming to an HBO channel near you, and has sparked a bit of conversation about polygamy. Is polygamy ok? Well, I mean, isn’t it? What’s the moral reason that men shouldn’t be able to marry two women, or women marry two men? As long as all parties agree to the deal, I […]

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Annie Proulx Falls to Floor; Bangs Feet, Fists

Brokeback Mountain only won three awards, no Best Picture, and Annie is pissed. Blaming everything except the quality of the movie, she goes off on the academy, the winning movie “Trash – excuse me – Crash,” and even the “dim LA crowd.”   And she praises the Independent Spirit Awards, which gave Brokeback Mountain the […]

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Civil War (Not Iraq)

The new movie, The Confederate States of America, has gotten some press. I haven’t seen it, and I guess I don’t REALLY care about seeing it (with several reviewers saying that the best thing about it is the concept), but it did remind me of my own weird little questions about the outcome of the […]

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Ports!

Yes, everyone’s already said it, but I’m gonna say it, too. I don’t think that letting Dubai run the ports poses a threat to security. And I doubt that any professional politician does either. This is the Democrats realizing that they can throw egg on Bush’s face with very little pain, and the Republicans afraid […]

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