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On Mike Huckabee, Drunken Rednecks, And Fights

When Mike Huckabee says that he will keep all options on the table, that means he will keep torture on the table, keep imprisonment without criminal charge on the table, keep the bombing of areas with civilians on the table, keep the use of nuclear weapons on the table.

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In Tennessee, Voting For the Bible and Voting Against the Bible

The supporters of HB 0615, a bill before the Tennessee House of Representatives to “designate the Holy Bible as the official state book,” prevailed with 55 “Aye” votes.  They are: Rep. Alexander Rep. Brooks K. Rep. Butt Rep. Byrd Rep. Calfee Rep. Casada Rep. Coley Rep.

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The Maine Airport Coffee Economy

Maine has its faults, but this is one of the reasons I love living here:   This is how you get coffee at the local airport: The tin-can economy is a great antidote to my gloomy cynicism.

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Why Those in Power Must Be Watched, in 15 Seconds

Everyone thinking and talking and deliberating and having any say in the relationship between a government and its people should be talking about this 15 seconds right now. Those in power must be watched. Source: Washington Post, Heavy

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Columbus, Somali Arrivals and Crime

Consider the State of Ohio’s Department Job and Family Services record of the pattern of resettlement of Somali refugees from 1999 to 2011. Consider it in the context of Uniform Crime Reports data for Columbus, Ohio, the city with the second-largest influx of Somali immigrants

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“Not Anything Personal” — An Object Lesson in Discrimination

“Principal Patrick Taylor told the paper that the decision is part of the school’s dress code and it is not anything personal.” — FoxNews, April 5 Claudettia Love of Monroe, Louisiana has received a top-notch education in discrimination from her principal.  The top-notch student is not

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?