Category Archives: Rants

On the Problem of “Black and White Thinking”

The blanket rejection of black and white thinking is itself a form of black and white thinking– black and white thinking about black and white thinking. And if black and white thinking about black and white thinking is valid then … Continue reading

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HAIR WARS: Mitt Romney vs Newt Gingrich

When evaluating potential U. S. Presidents, it’s always important to avoid making choices based on superficial or transitory qualities. That is why I put together this handy little graphic to help settle one of the most persistent issues of the upcoming … Continue reading

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The Dirty Secret That Afghanistan and Hollywood Have In Common

In many ways we assume that liberal Hollywood and reactionary Afghanistan are complete opposites. Hollywood gratuitously flaunts sexuality and pushes the limits of what is socially acceptable.  The Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan impose ultra-conservative religious rules of modesty … Continue reading

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Bite the Wax Tadpole: A Manifesto for Internet Conversation and Debate

Most Internet conversations suck. You know exactly what I mean. I’m not talking about the frivolous “Ew! My cat just puked a hairball on the carpet” “Ha ha! At least it wasn’t a mouse!” conversations. True, those often suck in … Continue reading

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