Monthly Archives: February 2010

A Conservative Manifesto

In an effort to unite under a single banner conservatives have incongruously splintered into three fractious efforts to create a single manifesto that will capture the essence of conservative thought. The recently-drafted Mount Vernon Statement reflects the philosophy of mainstream … Continue reading »

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Airplanes Don’t Kill People, People Do

At the very moment crazed kamikaze pilot Joseph Stack plowed his airplane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, propaganda machinery in suspended animation instantly sprang back to life to lament the danger of small airplanes. Hysterical comparisons to 9/11 … Continue reading »

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Memo to Dick Cheney: Ssshhhh, Use Your Indoor Voice

Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared before a fawning crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week to promote his efforts to create an alternative universe in which truths about terrorism becomes lies and lies become truth. His … Continue reading »

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Fighting the Ghost of Cheney Past

How do you fight a ghost? That is the dilemma we face as the bitter battle for rationalism and sanity rages on in the era of Cheney-Palin-Beck. The radical right of the GOP has perfected the art of misinformation, honing … Continue reading »

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The Hopey Changey Stuff

Sarah Palin asked at the Tea Party convention, “How is the hopey changey stuff workin’ out for ya?” The country has become divided into people who find Palin’s question flesh-crawling creepy, and those who do not. That division has become … Continue reading »

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The Fallacy of the God Gene

Two major newspapers did what all mainstream media do best: Get the story wrong. The New York Times published “The Evolution of the God Gene” by Nicholas Wade in which we are told that, “religion has the hallmarks of an … Continue reading »

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I Told You So: Clean Energy and Economic Growth

If a blog falls on the internet and nobody reads it, do electrons get wasted? The time has come to revisit my earlier pleas to promote clean energy as an engine of sustainable growth. After sounding the alarm for 20 … Continue reading »

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