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School Me In Scottish independence

In a little bit more than a day from now, Scotland will vote about whether to become a country independent from the United Kingdom. I have no earthly clue why this matters. I am an American completely unschooled in the injustices between the British nations.

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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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Let Experience Be Your Guru

Listen to others, by all means, but test every assertion made by leaders, and if their assertions don’t match reality, don’t follow the paths they have cleared. Let experience be your guru.

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Finally, Some Independent Justice on Torture

For years, it hasn’t mattered one bit that federal law outlaws torture of exactly the sort carried out by the Bush administration. It hasn’t mattered because impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors has been “taken off the table” by timid Congressional leaders. It hasn’t mattered

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