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‘Opinion/Commentary’ Archives

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Atheist

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Atheist

By Jonathan Lenhardt Hop on over to YouTube one of these days and do a quick search for “15 things to NEVER say to an atheist.”  You’ll come across this video aptly titled 15 Things to NEVER Say to an Atheist. The video comes courtesy of The Atheist Voice and features Hemant Mehta of friendlyatheist.com. The premise is really rather simple: what are things Christians shouldn’t say to atheists? Let’s take a look at each one of these fifteen items where I’ll not only quote ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at ... Full Story

Do Gun Nuts lie?

Do Gun Nuts lie?

What Happened When I Took on a Bunch of Gun Nuts in a Deeply Red State Want to understand why it's so hard to win the most basic gun safety reform? Here's how the debate so often goes. By Amanda Gailey September 17, 2014  | I volunteer for Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, a grass-roots organization seeking to reduce gun casualties by calling for an increase in the “responsible” part of “responsible gun ownership.” In May, NAGV called the head of public ... Full Story

100 more GunFAILS

100 more GunFAILS

  The beat goes on: 100 more GunFAILS, and we're not even caught up yet. by David Waldman TSA agents have discovered approximately 182 guns at airports around the country since we last tallied our GunFAILs in mid-August. It's time to catch up with the world of GunFAIL, with another economy-sized package of 100 accidents, mishaps and assorted failures. In fact, we could use two. By the numbers, the 100 collected FAILs found between late July and mid-August included 33 people ... Full Story

Good Guy with a gun: Dead

Good Guy with a gun: Dead

It's Really Hard to Be a Good Guy With a Gun     By Adam Weinstein      My wife and I got into an argument last night over a dead man. His name was Joseph Robert Wilcox. He was 31 on Sunday, the day he tried to stop cop-killer Jerad Miller in a Las Vegas Walmart and was shot by Miller's wife Amanda. Wilcox was a good guy with a gun. It cost him his life. What I tried to explain to my wife—who thought Wilcox should have been running in the other ... Full Story

 Drafted by the National Security State

 Drafted by the National Security State

  Posted by William Astore at 8:03am, June 12, 2014. Click on picture for more images of Willie and Joe On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Brian Williams led off NBC Nightly News this way: “On our broadcast tonight, the salute to the warriors who stormed the beaches here in Normandy...”  It’s such a commonplace of our American world, that word “warriors” for those in the U.S. military or, as is said time and again, our “wounded warriors” for ... Full Story

More Benghazi, you’ve got to be kidding

More Benghazi, you’ve got to be kidding

  The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee May 7, 2014 4:03 PM EDT OLIVIA KITTEL, MICHELLE LEUNG, & SAMANTHA WYATT Fox News has pushed reset on many of its favorite Benghazi myths that have already been put to rest in the wake of the recently released Rhodes email and the House GOP's announcement of the formation of a Select Committee to investigate the attacks. QUESTION: Who Changed The Talking Points? QUESTION: Why ... Full Story

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

  Senate candidate Cory Gardner’s campaign sent out a press release on Monday claiming endorsement by the non-partisan ‘No Labels’ group. Foul, calls ColoradoPols.com, saying, “UPDATE: Hold everything, it looks like Gardner wasn't completely honest about this little "endorsement," press release from Gardner’s campaign : “Bipartisan “No Labels” group endorses Cory Gardner.” But a spokesman for the group later explained to FOX31 Denver that it is “an implied ... Full Story

Inequality in America

Inequality in America

Inequality Nation; The American Dream Isn’t Dead, But It’s Dying by Progressive Populist By Brad Hennigan We’ve seen the stats. Wage growth for 70% of American workers has stagnated or declined over the last decade, while productivity has dramatically increased. During the same period, income growth for top earners, particularly the top 1%, has grown to the point that since the Great Recession, 95% of all new wealth generated in the U. S. has gone to 1% of its population. But ... Full Story

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

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