Monthly Archives: April 2009

Understanding the Threat of a Flu Pandemic

Many headlines this week have covered the Swine Flu, a bug that has killed 80 people in Mexico alone. With little respect for borders, the flu has quickly spread to the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. What should … Continue reading »

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Moral Relativism: A Little Torture is Just Fine?

Defense of the Bush Administration’s decision to sanction “enhanced interrogation techniques” all boils down to a single argument: torture works. The ends justify the means. Former Vice President Cheney has made this exact argument in several recent interviews. Cheney’s line … Continue reading »

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Ends vs. Means: A Gross Misunderstanding of Our Nation’s History

Dick Cheney has discovered transparency. His pious call for declassifying certain memos regarding torture is like Pat Robertson advocating for atheism. The former Vice President has built his career on secrecy and utter disdain for government disclosures. He refused to … Continue reading »

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The Immorality of Intolerance and Inconsistency

North Korea becomes a nuclear nation, and we do nothing. Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons, and we do nothing. Government spending is out of control, creating the largest debts and deficits in our nation’s history, and we do nothing … Continue reading »

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GOP’s Descent to Madness

The country is not better off because the Republican Party is firing on one cylinder now. A two party system is healthier in the end with responsible opposition to the majority. The Tea Party madness (and silliness) and the hysterical … Continue reading »

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Morality Originates in Religion…Not

A spate of magazine articles, cable TV shouting matches and debates among pundits this week have raised to prominence the question of whether the United States is a Christian nation. President Obama claims we are not, as we should not … Continue reading »

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Newsweek is Wrong: Christian America is as Strong as Ever

The cover of Newsweek (April 13, 2009) announced, in text hammered into the shape of a cross, “The decline and fall of Christian America.” That is like announcing that we have cured world hunger. Both assertions are ridiculous and easily … Continue reading »

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