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Freedom is for the Rest of Us, not for Muslims

Bad Eagle, September 2010 on how the burning of a Koran is part of a long, vibrant historical tradition of free expression: Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainsville, Florida, is in keeping with an ancient tradition of book burning. His

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My Only Hope

The real challenges of life involve many hopes, and many dooms, and the choice between them is more about what we want than about what we must do.

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Tom Ridge Reports Sky Is Blue

The surprise in Tom Ridge’s book isn’t that the color code terrorist advisory system is a sham. The surprise is that a former member of the Department of Homeland Security is willing to admit to the sham.

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Schaum De-Gays Its Penguin Polka

When I was a child, I took piano lessons using the Schaum books. Thirty years later, my son is taking piano lessons, also using the Schaum books. Some things have changed. Take the lyrics to “Penguin Polka,” for instance. Thirty years ago, the Penguin Polka

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