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Obama and Hagel

Arming Syria: The Bigger Picture

The image: an American president who utilizes long-term detention without trial for terror suspects, unprecedented modes and degrees of surveillance against American …

Frosty Sunrise, Kim Newberg, http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=8143&picture=frosty-sunrise

A Final Night

David leaned against the wooden rail that lined the small back deck of the house. His ungloved hands clasped one another over …

A US Olympian running with a flag, getting congratulated by fans.

Defending Diction: Patriotism

Throughout the American-led invasion of Iraq during the Bush Administration, the right fiercely rejected the legitimacy of any opposition to the invasion and …

SCOTUS

Three Thoughts on the ObamaCare Ruling

           Millions of Americans were greatly disappointed this morning by the upholding of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, along with its …

Walter Johnson Showing President Calvin Coolidge How he Pitches

Political Capitalism

Capitalism is an inherently political system. It is superfluous to speak of “political capitalism” when there is only one kind of capitalism …

Rodin's "The Thinker"/Photo by Brian Hillegas

Live for Yourself

“… [A] charitable action is one in which the initiator possesses some sort of benevolent desire to take part in a given …

Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova

Does True Love End?

At present, correctly understanding emotions is one of the most immensely difficult obstacles standing in the way of the rise of a …

Psychology

Psychosis v. Neurosis

If ever there was a case in which over 900 people committed suicide by consuming poison at the direction of a charismatic …