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Rick Santorum, Barack Obama, War, and Evil

Starting a war against Iran just when Iran is making serious efforts at establishing peace with the United States, would bring unnecessary death and destruction to huge numbers of human beings – and that’s not good.

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Equivalence? Limerick Open Thread

If burning a man in a cage Is condemnable terrorist rage How can we condone A blast from a drone? Both are signs of a more savage age Share your thoughts on the age that’s before us Strike your keyboard and join in the chorus

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Was The Inquisition Really Not As Bad As People Think It Was?

At a site called Ten Great Things About Catholicism, a writer contends that “the Inquisition wasn’t as bad as people potray [sic] it as”. The Spectator in the UK asserts that “The Inquisition wasn’t as bad as made out”. Vatican researchers have contended that “What

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Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads: SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS. (a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year

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Let The Homeland Wither

If Republicans want to force us to choose between protecting children in America and funding for some programs within the Department of Homeland Security, I say that we choose the children.

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Senate Republicans Vote To Kick Children Out Of America

Today, Republicans in the United States Senate voted in favor of H.R. 240, a bill that would kick large numbers of children out of the United States – in the name of Homeland Security. Right wing conspiracy theorists come up with all kinds of crazy

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