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  1. Anthony Williams for President  • 
    It’s unlike me to settle on a candidate for President so early in the primary season, but I’ve made my choice. It’s this guy. Those of you outside the Washington, DC area may not know who Anthony Williams is, and you might be confused by the fact that he doesn’t appear on the ballot in […]
  2. Humanity’s Five Biggest Moral Challenges  • 
    Because I'm an especially broad-minded mood this morning, and because I haven't been able to get my butt in gear to finish any of the other blog pieces I've been writing the past few weeks, I decided to come up with a list of what I consider to be humanity's biggest moral challenges going into the 21st century.
  3. Ann Coulter and "Perfect" Faith  • 
    It’s a lovely, blustery October day here in Washington, DC, and I am peering into my magic crystal ball which shows me the future. What are you discussing next week? What is every newspaper and TV news show talking about 24/7? The crystal ball says we will all be discussing Ann Coulter telling Donny Deutsch […]
  4. The Bourne Paranoia  • 
    Here are a few things that every American knows. The world is a vile and dangerous place. America is blindly and irrationally hated by just about everybody outside of our borders. If we left our security up to the peaceniks, bureaucrats, and Boy Scouts we elect to national office, the United States would be a […]
  5. On Jewish Werewolves  • 
    The great 20th century novelist Bernard Malamud once said, “If you ever forget you’re a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.” Perhaps we can add to that what I’m going to call Edelman’s Corollary: “If you ever forget Bernard Malamud’s statement, a Jew will remind you.” Way back in January, I posted on this blog […]
  6. Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet, It’s Gay Hunting Season  • 
    Am I really going to have to be the one to say I just don't care that much that Senator Larry Craig (supposedly) solicited gay bathroom sex in a Minneapolis airport? Am I going to have to be the one who says this is getting blown way out of proportion (pun unintended but inevitable)?
  7. Politicians and Personal Lives  • 
    I really get hopping mad at revelations like Larry Flynt's revelations about Senator David Vitter's dalliances with prostitutes. Why? Because I firmly believe that it's none of our fucking business what our politicians do with their personal lives.
  8. The Virginia Tech Killings  • 
    Some quick thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre: I read Cho Seung-Hui’s play Richard McBeef. Yes, it sucks, but it’s not as sucky as I had been led to believe. It’s also quite disturbing, but honestly, the play in itself isn’t the stinking, fetid hatebomb of a warning sign that the media thinks it is. […]
  9. Global Warming Skepticism  • 
    I've been mulling the idea of writing a piece about my skepticism over global warming, but now it looks like I don't really have to; my friend and fellow Pyr SF novelist Joel Shepherd has written it for me.
  10. The Separation of State and Military  • 
    Darryl Sharratt is the father of Justin Sharratt. Who is Justin Sharratt? Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt is one of the Marines accused of murdering civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Darryl Sharratt recently shared his feelings on the case in an interview with the right-wing website NewsMax. In that interview, I found this revealing quote: We have […]

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