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Democrat Emily Cain Hops on the Ebola Panic Bandwagon

While it’s fair to say that more Republicans than Democrats have been caught up in the panic over Ebola in the United States, the Ebola freakout is not an entirely partisan phenomenon. In a recent debate for the Maine 2nd District Congressional race, Democratic candidate Emily Cain was asked the question, “What should government be […]

Americans Elect Ethical Lapses Must Be Addressed At 3rd Party Debate

If a question about Americans Elect is asked, it’s not likely to be a comfortable moment for many in the room, because a good number were tempted by the illusory offer by Americans Elect to serve as a channel for an alternative set of political candidates. […]

Which Republican Presidential Candidates Support Water Torture?

Who supports U.S. government water torture?

Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)

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Write your letter to the Editor against Patriot Act Reauthorization TODAY

They’re old-fashioned, I know, but letters to the editor of your local newspaper are important for a couple of reasons. First, they initiate public conversation among the most active members of your community. People who read newspapers tend to be more educated, more inclined toward participation in civic events, and more likely to show up […]

Canada Pushes for Georges Bank Oil Drilling Ban. What Will Maine Do? Ask Paul LePage.

Bob Gustafson of Working Waterfront reports this week that fisheries officials in Canada are pulling together a coalition to promote a permanent ban on oil drilling in the Georges Bank that lies offshore in the Gulf of Maine, south of Nova Scotia and southeast of the state of Maine. Georges Bank has historically been one […]

Stage Set for ACLU-Homeland Security Fusion Center Debate

Man, I wish I could be there to watch. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee has organized a debate between Mike German (former FBI agent and current counsel at the ACLU) and David Gersten and Juliette Kayyem of the Department of Homeland Security.

The topic of this debate: Fusion Centers. The BORDC frames the […]

Memo to the Catholic Church: When You Insert Your Religion Into Politics, You Open Your Religion to Questions

Anti-Catholic! Outbursts! Hatred!

Writers for the Catholic Church in America have been waving their hands in dismay at “attacks” on their religion. In their minds, criticisms over the activities of the Catholic Church are “attacks” that are inappropriate in American society and to be squelched. But criticism of the Catholic Church doesn’t occur in a […]

Jeremy Cloward Denied Participation In Debate

What the article doesn’t state: Only Democrats and Republicans were allowed to take part in the debate. The four other candidates, including Jeremy Cloward, showed up but were shut out. […]

Artist Worries Disagreement Will Interfere With Political Debate

Watching Michael D’Antuono’s explanations for his creation of the painting and for its subsequent withdrawal, it occurs to me that the artist didn’t actually stop to think very long about the significance his own painting. […]

First Official Obama Act Of Nonsense

Barack Obama seems to want us all to just get along, and sit back, and stop disagreeing so much, and be friendly. That would make Obama’s job easier, but it wouldn’t make life better for the rest of us. […]

Paging Blaise Pascal… Rick Warren Makes a Foolish Bet on Baby Jesus

Christmas Day is a fitting time to note that Rick Warren isn’t just a religious, sexual and gender bigot; he’s also got a bad gambling habit. I’m talking about Pascal’s Wager, which Warren invokes as his closing argument against atheism in Newsweek. This is why Rick Warren says he is a Christian:

We’re both betting. […]