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How Soccer Explains the World: an unlikely theory of globalization by

Well, I agree with part of the title, and I disagree with another part. This book was unexpectedly violent and gory. Now, I understand that this is because I am used to American soccer and don’t watch much international soccer. 122 more words


Keep the Crazy Away from Sharp Objects & Sharp Comments

I’m strongly in favor of keeping the mentally ill away from firearms and I’m coming around to approving any policy that keeps crazy ‘journalists’ away from a keyboard, too. 778 more words


Who is Responsible for the Atrocities in the Muslim World?

Gatestone Institute, by Uzay Bulut, June 27, 2015:

  • If colonialism were the main problem, Muslims, too, still are, colonizers — and not particularly “humanitarian” ones, at that.
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Two Cheers for Justice Kennedy

By all means, celebrate. But, looking to future gay-rights cases, Justice Kennedy gave us more rhetoric than precedent.

Friday, the Supreme Court ended the decades-long legal debate on marriage equality, making same-sex marriage legal for the entire nation in… 1,518 more words


"It Can't Happen Here"?

Some are suggesting that we’re overreacting in saying Friday’s ruling is the door to open persecution.  If it weren’t for the fact that Antonin Scalia himself says it is, I’d share their “let’s keep cool heads,” but no, we need to make a stand for religious freedom.   823 more words

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