Category Archives: Politics

Secular India

A man named Narendra Dabholkar was assassinated in India yesterday. I’d never heard of him. I’m even less tuned into to Indian rationalist networks than I am to American ones. Yet this bothered the hell out of me, more than … Continue reading

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One nation, under God, in English only

You have got to be kidding me. Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic – replacing ‘one nation under … Continue reading

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I Give Up, or How the NSA violated(?) the 4th amendment for a bunch of mostly useless data

So the latest scandal is that the NSA has been allegedly gathering large amounts of data on American phone calls and internet traffic. I’m pissed off about this, for the usual reasons and more. Is it a violation of the … Continue reading

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Rand Paul snaps, gets snapped

Rand Paul. The very name reeks of evil and/or right wing nuttery. Rand Paul strikes me as the slower-witted, less-principled son of Ron Paul, and I’m going to go ahead and say that’s because he is. But this happened. The … Continue reading

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