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Rear Admiral John Kirby Fails To Provide Evidence That Khorasan Threat To United States Was Real

Given the lack of a record prior to this month of news about a Khorasan terrorist group, and the extreme swerve into a bombing war that has been justified by claims of imminent Khorasan terrorism, the American people are justified in asking skeptical questions about the reality of the supposed Khorasan threat. [...]

Ram Bomjon The Bloody Buddha Returns

For years, we have been following stories of Ram Bomjon, the teenage boy who, it was claimed, was able to sit and meditate for months straight, without taking any food or water, or even moving. Access to Ram Bahadur Bomjon was tightly controlled by his group of teenage followers, and no one was allowed to [...]

Dedicated Denial Of Service At Ello

Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.

The Ello manifesto reads: “Your social network is owned by [...]

Who Is Protesting Against Obama’s New War In The Middle East

In the United Kingdom, the Stop The War Coalition is holding a demonstration in London to protest the British government’s plans to get involved in the civil wars in Iraq and Syria. The Coalition does not support the Islamic State, but rather questions whether bombings by the UK military will be capable of defeating the [...]

Shouting Soccer

Some people are celebrating the increasing popularity of soccer in the United States. My experience with soccer this weekend, however, has caused me to question this trend.

My daughter asked to join a soccer league this year, because she wanted to be with her friends. There are plenty of other ways for her to be [...]

We Are Stopping The Islamic State. Now, Who Will Stop Us?

The Islamic State is a nasty group of people who do nasty things that certainly should come to a stop. The Islamic State forces conversion to Islam, wages civil war, and cuts people’s heads off. The Islamic State’s behavior is inexcusable.

The Obama Administration wants to put a stop to the Islamic State, and has [...]

Men, Are Sex And Grilled Cheese Enough For You?

At first, when I saw this cover on a Cosmopolitan magazine on a corner newsstand, the first thing that popped into my mind was a question: what kind of ass do I deserve? I have never thought of myself as deserving a particular kind of ass. What, I wondered, is the moral basis for [...]

The Language Killers Understand

“The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

Ethics of war pop quiz: Is the quote above A) by Barack Obama, B) about Barack Obama, or C) both by and about Barack Obama?

For bonus points, answer your choice of the following essay questions:

1) If killers don’t understand any [...]

Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Come From A Nazi Cult?

This summer saw the widespread practice of something called the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people posted videos of themselves having buckets of ice water dumped over their heads in an attempt to increase awareness of the need for money to support research into new treatments for a disease known by the acronym ALS. This [...]

The Old Evil Is Now Our Friend

Last year, the government of Syria wasn’t on acceptable evil. The Syrian government had been caught using chemical weapons on it’s own people. The bloodshed had to stop. The United States military had to become involved.

Such was the moral certainty of the time.

In 2014, we have a new moral certainty. The moral certainty [...]

Apple Forces OS Mavericks Out Of Sync With iOS 8 Update

The release of iOS 8 and the release of OS Yosemite are a month out of sync with each other. Apparently, no one at Apple, the company that is supposed to specialize in elegant design, considered the implications of this gap for the user experience. [...]