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Benghazi Is Not A Conspiracy/Cover-Up/Whatever. Period.

Think about this for a moment: what did the Obama Administration have to gain from covering up the nature of ¬†the attack on our consulate in Benghazi? The answer: Nothing.¬†Historically the people rally around a president after a terrorist attack. This is why the Republican obsession with Benghazi is an obvious, shameful and hypocritical political¬†maneuver. … Continue reading

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Why Are States So Red and Blue?

  Interesting piece by Steven Pinker about how America may have come to be divided between Red and Blue. The historian David Hackett Fischer traces the divide back to the British settlers of colonial America. The North was largely settled by English farmers, the inland South by Scots-Irish herders. Anthropologists have long noted that societies … Continue reading

Jonathan Haidt on Culture Wars and Fairness

Excellent observations from about the idea of Fairness in modern politics and how they are informing voters and party platforms.

George Lakoff: Moral Politics

Very, very interesting and enlightening examination of the differences between the worldview’s of liberals and conservatives. His book Moral Politics has been out since 2002, how have I missed this? Please check it out his work is important.

"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks." - Christopher Hitchens

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