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The mother of a friend of mine is a recovered Catholic. Actually, that's not true. One couldn't even honestly call her a recovering Catholic. Both terms would imply that some form of greater healing ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 81 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:26 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
How does lowering the minimum wage in Greece do anything to improve the economy of the nation? Does lowering the income of those barely making it in any way contribute to stimulating the economy, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 39 comments on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 02:30 PM PST with 39 Recommends
Yesterday we explored psychologist Jonathan Haidt's research on how progressives and ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 140 comments on Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 04:02 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
My email inbox is exploding with repeatedly forwarded and, no doubt, fossil fuel industry generated climate denial propaganda. The nutjobs are out in force because it's cold and snowing in January.
by Puddytat
Comment Count 59 comments on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 01:53 PM PST with 37 Recommends
This is not well crafted, because I have to finalize a brief I am filing, but I have to get a load off, and I can't focus on my real work until I do. A wee bit of foundational background: If you ...
by LarsThorwald
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 07:50 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Our pathetic national media just drive me crazy sometimes. CNN.com runs the headline: "CNN Poll: Quarter doubt Obama was born in U.S." NYTimes.com's The Caucus blog uses: "On ...
by claudsam
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 03:16 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Yes I have a confession to make. I have been caught in the act of worrying. Talking aloud of my doubt on progressives' resolution for meaningful health care reform with a public option. I have been ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Sep 02, 2009 at 10:20 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Last week I wrote a diary asking if it was possible to feel compassion for my enemies. The responses I received were phenomenal: thought provoking challenges, words of encouragement - far more than ...
by 84thProblem
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 07:07 PM PST with 9 Recommends
I've thought about this a bit and I am getting the sickening feeling that 1. We could well end up with no bill at all or 2. We could well end up with a bill that we don't find palatable. If so, ...
by onanyes
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 06:49 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Explaining religion to the uninitiated is an enormous part of what I do through my writings and through other work. It should be said that I don't see myself as an evangelical spreading the Good ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 06:17 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
So...I've only done this once or twice but because of popular demand I'm allowing a "guest dairy" by Dan Yurman of the famous pro-nuclear blog, Idaho ...
by davidwalters
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 08:25 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
You know the vague, haunting feeling that you’ve been through something before? The nagging sense that everything going on around you is a re-play of some hazy memory, experience, or ...
by Pangloss
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 09:16 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
It seems that the final dying spasm of the McCain/Palin supporters is an attempt to skew the exit polls. The leading front page article on redstate.com is a plea to their readers to re-initiate "...
by JRandomPoster
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 02:58 PM PST with 5 Recommends
We are fighting against a culture of cynicism, but what is often forgotten is that cynicism is merely a response to the failed ideas and ideals of romanticism. Hence we are often romantics ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 12:06 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
As the McCain campaign enters its final throes, we Democrats and supporters of Barack Obama should be ready for the final strategy which will most likely be one of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt.
by ARCADIA
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 03:21 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
by mkrell
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Nov 06, 2005 at 10:23 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The Quaker artist Edward Hicks is well known among the Religious Society of Friends, but less so among others. Though an adept and respected minister in his own faith, it is for his series of ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 06:38 AM PST with 2 Recommends