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Libertarian Says It Is Irrational To Seek Support For Education And Science Through Politics

As they blabber on with ridiculous ideas such as the elimination of public schools, Libertarians unintentionally become living examples of how important politically mustered public support of education is. [...]

Indiana University Goes on Strike

Indiana University is going on strike tomorrow. Demands:

1. Immediately reduce tuition and eliminate fees. 2. Stop privatization and outsourcing at IU. 3. End the wage freeze. 4. The university must honor its promise to double the enrollment of African-American students to 8%. 5. Abolish both HB1402 and SB590. 6. No retaliation for participating in [...]

Mourdock And Romney Screw Up On Religion And Rape

Both Mitt Romney and Richard Mourdock have promoted literal belief in the existence of supernatural beings, who have particular political agendas, and suggested that the U.S. federal government form allegiances with these beings. That choice to mix their literalist religious belief into their political campaigns has led them into cruelty and nonsense. [...]

What Kind Of Faith Relies On Robocalls?

Do these supporters of Republican Richard Mourdock really believe that their god’s political plans for the U.S. Senate seat from Indiana depends on computer programs that make automatic telephone calls to interrupt voters’ family dinners? [...]

Indiana Values SuperPAC Isn’t Based In Indiana

With a name like that, you’d expect the SuperPAC to based in Indiana. The offices of the Indiana Values SuperPAC are hundreds of miles away from Indiana, though. They’re at 1823 23rd Street NW, Washington D.C., in a posh townhouse just two miles from the White House. [...]

Catholic Conference Attempts To Revive Medieval Astronomy

A Catholic conference’s concern with confirming the literal truth of the Bible’s ancient model of the universe comes across in such promised lectures such as The Biblical Firmament: Outer Space is Not Empty. [...]

Hutaree Group Planned Secession To Fight Non-Christians

The Hutarees were popular among their ideological set of militant Christian Americans, and people from across the USA were attempting to establish Hutaree-affiliated groups [...]

Dave Sanders and the Politics of Fear

The Democrats of Indiana’s 4th congressional district would do better to find a new candidate who is willing to confront the right wing obsession with terrorists head on than to give Dave Sanders a 3rd chance to peddle his vision of fear. [...]

Mark Souder's Backwards Economic Protest

Congressman Mark Souder’s claim that environmentalists want everyone to live in the thrall of outdated technology rings hollow. It’s Souder who is acting like a luddite, protesting against the development of newer, more efficient technology that would benefit the American economy and the global environment at the same time. [...]

What's So Great About Indiana?

When I say the word “Indiana,” people roll their eyes. Gary, Indiana? Not such a sweet home: it’s gray with polluted air and water. Southern Indiana is populated with towns like Gnaw Bone (known for its flea markets). Everyone I talk to about Indiana seems to eventually bring up the significant history and current activity [...]

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane?

In my travel this weekend to the city of Bloomington, Indiana, I found myself driving in from the north on College Avenue. As the Avenue transitioned from two to three lanes, I noticed signs on traffic poles announcing the existence of a bicycle lane and bicycle icons painted on the rightmost of these three lanes.

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