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He is Risen, Indeed?

Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians already believe? From a marketing point of view, what […]

Fact Check Update: is Lewiston, Maine Crime-Ridden since the 2001 arrival of Somali Immigrants?

Since I’ve moved to Maine, I’ve encountered a lot of friendly people, but I’ve also heard many derogatory comments about the supposed criminality of Somali immigrants who began arriving in Lewiston, Maine in the year 2001. Last year, I decided to check the claim that Somalis had brought crime to Lewiston against the observed crime […]

Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd Leads Two Groups Recruiting Candidates… Conflict?

Fact One: Former Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd is listed as a leader of Run for America:

“Run for America is a post-partisan initiative designed to fix our dysfunctional politics by strategically supporting a new generation of highly talented leaders, innovators, social change agents, entrepreneurs, and outside the box thinkers for public office. These leaders […]

A Downed Jetliner, A World War?

I spent most of today traveling and unaware of events, so when my son piped up with the merry question “Are you read for World War 3?” I answered with a glib, “is it really scheduled for tomorrow? Good thing I didn’t bother with that haircut.”

Then I read the news. Cut the jokes; the […]

Answering 10 Christian Questions For Every Atheist

I answer Robert Nielsen’s 10 Questions For Every Atheist, and in turn, ask 10 Questions for Every Christian. […]

DocDawg: Why Not Just Trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC?

Why not just trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC? Blogger DocDawg has a few reasons. You can read his full essay here, but here are a few excerpts:

“Lessig’s flirtation with the concept of Using Big Money in Politics to Get Big Money Out of Politics isn’t new. In his previous effort he served as […]

A Picture Of Progress

This is what progress looks like to me. What does it look like to you?

Questions About the Mayday PAC

Leaders of the old privatized presidential election corporation called Americans Elect have gathered again to form the Mayday PAC, a political group that avowedly describes itself as a “Super PAC to end all Super PACs.” The Mayday PAC asks visitors to contribute money to stop the influence of money in politics:

Contributions of up […]

Picture What?

Today, June 29th, is celebrated online as a kind of technical holiday. It’s Camera Day.

What will you picture today?

Hi Ho?

“Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go” — The Seven Dwarves

“Hi ho, Silver, Away” — The Lone Ranger

“Hidey ho” — Cab Calloway

“Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here” — Kermit the Frog

Given all these contexts, what the heck does “hi ho” mean?

Too Wise to Make a Mistake, Too Loving to be Unkind? John Hagee, Samuel Medley and God

Visiting Twitter earlier today, I was stopped in my tracks by a quotation attributed to Pastor John Hagee:

God is too wise to make a mistake and too loving to be unkind. – John Hagee

— Ervin Tagoe (@SirErv) June 10, 2014

What an odd thing for John Hagee of all people to say, I […]