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Democracy: Good for electing or ejecting leaders?

There are essentially two thoughts on one of the saliencies of democracy, namely the value of elections. The one is inherently positive in…

Started by Arcus

7 May 18
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Okay peaceniks, let's talk about what's going on in the Ukraine

Things are happening fast, so perhaps my description will be out of date by the time you read this. The Ukraine underwent a relatively peac…

Started by Unseen

63 Apr 11
Reply by 1stworldview

Arizona et al

The attempt in Arizona to pass a law permitting discrimination against gays and lesbians by Christians was thwarted by the overwhelming out…

Started by Philip Jarrett

7 Apr 8
Reply by Philip Jarrett

Religious Registration in Egypt - Year 24

My research has only begun, but I am NOT liking this General Sisi from Egypt. It looks like the Muslim Brotherhood poses some threat to his…

Started by Andy Hoke

4 Apr 1
Reply by Andy Hoke

Is Rand Paul a closet atheist?

While he's ostensibly Presbyterian, Rand Paul is better-known as a libertarian.  Libertarians pride themselves on being more rational than…

Started by Unseen

0 Mar 23

Crisis in Crimea and the disappearing West

Putin has just received parliamentary approval of invading Ukraine, which is tantamount to the US congress approving invasion of Canada. It…

Started by Arcus

13 Mar 19
Reply by Pope Beanie

Tomas Halik wins $1.83 million Templeton Prize... for stereotyping atheists

The Templeton Prize, created by wealthy religious crackpot Sir John Templeton because "spirituality was ignored" by the Nobel Prizes, honor…

Started by Gallup's Mirror

2 Mar 13
Reply by Gallup's Mirror

America won't do a thing about Uganda's anti-gay law

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/02/24/3318301/uganda-lgbt-america/ So Uganda's president has signed the anti-gay law. And Obama shook h…

Started by Physeter

13 Mar 11
Reply by Physeter

The Biggest Political Myth In The US

...is that the GOP has an alternative healthcare plan. Clearly, their "plan" is to leave 10's of millions of Americans healthcare-less so t…

Started by Unseen

9 Mar 4
Reply by Gallup's Mirror

Finally - An Economist Who Makes Sense

Source "in the long run, “when pay setters set their own pay, there’s no limit,” unless “confiscatory tax rates” are imposed." [Capitalism…

Started by MikeLong

41 Feb 4
Reply by Gregg R Thomas

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