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Equating Dissent With Treason Is Not Liberal

A currently popular post over at the Being Liberal network on Google Plus, pictured below, shows a photograph of Barack Obama in front of a waving American flag and asserts, “Openly defying and brazenly disrespecting your president, while hoping that he failed, is not called

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Conformity and Obedience are Not the Only Options

Conservative religious radio show host Michael L. Brown imagines a battle between two sides and declares his allegiance: Brown asserts that a person must choose between obedience to a real or imagined authority and conformity to the ways of the majority. But are those really

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Occupy Chicago vs. Occupy Istiklal

The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago. On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have

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