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Something else I've been pondering about the slow, inexorable, highly entertaining death of marriage exclusivity in America. The most coherent -- which is to say, the least incoherent -- argument ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 01:58 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I read this article recently on studies done on comfort food to determine whether it's actually a thing, whether food helps improve our moods or not. While I'm all for science dispelling myths that ...
by Elizaveta
Comment Count 73 comments on Thu Nov 27, 2014 at 03:40 PM PST with 37 Recommends
These are words that came from President Obama today while speaking about the differences between our military and civilians returning from countries experiencing outbreaks of Ebola: "We don't want ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 08:21 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
America is deeply rooted in tradition. We all love our founding fathers regardless of their political affiliations or our own. Even now, nearly 250 years after the founding of our nation, both sides ...
by GregWright
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Or at least the huge steam locomotive depicted in the 2004 movie is, alive and well, and steaming away in Michigan ! NPR had a story on the 66 year old steamer which recently returned to ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 07:40 PM PST with 37 Recommends
At long last, football season is only a few weeks away. When it begins, I will resume a tradition that stretches back to before I can even remember. Prior to my birth, my father purchased a ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 06:20 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I once advised people that if they found themselves uttering the phrase, "I'm not a racist," to stop there and ask why they felt the need to say it. Apparently, they have taken my advice and have ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 03:44 PM PDT with 76 Recommends
For those who read the NY Times, you know that their op-ed pages include a variety of viewpoints. One of their contributors, Ross Douthat, is an unreconstructed defender of religious traditionalism.
by Wanderer1961
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 02:43 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
"The essential quality of life is living; the essential quality of living is change; change is evolution: and we are part of it. The static, the enemy of change, is the enemy of life." (John Wyndham,
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:56 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
It has been around eighty-two years since the first gender reassignment surgery surgery. It has only been 13 years since the Catholic Church decided that surgery for transsexual people is "against ...
by rserven
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 37 Recommends
But First, ...
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 89 comments on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:00 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The election is over and it went exactly like Nate Silver and I told you it all would. Needless to say I get less attention and affection than Nate Silver. I became specially active trying to quell ...
by timtimes
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:55 AM PST with 2 Recommends
I’ve woken up the past few mornings, and taken the dog out, while my wife and baby are sleeping contentedly away – to greet the sun with a nip of frost in the air, and the smell of leaves ...
by MusicFarmer
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
I stumbled upon an article and have been reading it and actually laughing. The breakdown is below:
by sasharusa
Comment Count 109 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 10:06 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
I’ve seen a number of wonderful commentaries on the conundrum of the current GOP stance on civil liberties: we want the government out of our lives, except where women’s reproductive issues are ...
by CyberLady1
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
My maternal grandmother passed away many years ago, but I felt her presence while Ann Romney was speaking to the Republican National Convention last week. Although my grandmother was born in the ...
by CyberLady1
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 01:23 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
JISHOU, HUNAN, CHINA -- The term is over, and I have just finished a grueling round of reading short essays and longer research papers from 157 college juniors. This one stands out as the most ...
by wheatdogg
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 05:02 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Surprising as it may be ... it always hasn't been that way ... History of Women's Suffrage -- 19th Amendment From Grolier [...] The United States The demand for the enfranchisement of American ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
by angelajean
Comment Count 97 comments on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 03:18 AM PST with 103 Recommends
Christendom, like other religions before it, assimilated former religions to forge its own traditions. This is very much the rule rather than the exception when a new religion begins to dominate an ...
by Translator
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 05:56 PM PST with 41 Recommends