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What Makes An Olympic Win Historic?

Today, CNN reported on an American medal victory in the Sochi Olympics with the headline: “Sochi 2014: US duo Davis and White skate to historic gold”

Historic gold? What history was made?

Charlie White and Meryl Davis were the first Americans to ever win a gold medal in the ice dancing competition.

If [...]

How Should We Respond To GOP In-Fighting?

Elements of the Tea Party seem to be taking aim at Speaker of the House John Boehner. They’re using their independent expenditure mystery money to purchase advertisements criticizing Boehner for moving away from the far-right fringe.

What’s the best liberal response to this?

Ignore it and let the elephants gore each other as much as [...]

The Politics Of Horned Sea Creatures In The Workplace

Quora is a social media site that’s organized around questions and answers. Members ask each other about things they want to know, and provide insight where they can. Questions range from the professionally practical to the abstractly philosophical.

And then there’s this one, posed by an anonymous user: What kinds of issues could arise from [...]

It Was So Cold…

It was so cold this morning that my thumb froze, instantly stuck onto the plastic handle of my snow shovel. I know, I should have worn gloves.

How cold is it where you are?

What Would it Take For You to Receive Jesus as Savior?

Go ahead, answer the question. What would it take?

Education With Another Organ

I prefer education that works with my liver.

What organ do you think children should be learning with?

Catching Fire

Are they making fireproof children and pets these days?

The Platform

Is this a guard against falling or an invitation to jump?

Unrepresentative Military Chaplaincy: Is This a Problem?

Last night, the Secular Coalition for America sent us the following statistics as part of its call for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for the hiring of nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. military:

Religious Preference of Servicemembers and Chaplains Religious Preference % of all Servicemembers % of all Chaplains None [...]

The Replacement Magic Wand

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine expressed a need for a magic wand – not a wand that really performs magic, but a wand that looks like what people think a magic wand would look like. It was for her daughter, she said, a big fan of Harry Potter.

I had just so [...]

Libertarians, How Do You Feel About the Rand Paul Plagiarism Scandal?

Since he appeared on the national scene in 2010, Senator Rand Paul has been a favorite of libertarians in the United States. Libertarians assert “the right to life — accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others,” and also emphasize “the right to property… and the prohibition of robbery, trespass, [...]