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Tag Archive: politics

Jan 08 2013

Free speech and free attention

This post is going to cover two different themes: social media and the attention it brings people, and Christian privilege in the public square. They’re related, I promise I’ll get to that point. I grew up in a time that was right on the front end of the Internet age. As a freshman computer science …

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Oct 21 2012

Texas Freethought Convention, with political thoughts

Lynnea Glasser and protester at the Texas Freethought Convention

I had a great time at the convention yesterday.  I was a bit of a lightweight, only putting about six hours into it and not sticking around for the keynote speech (Sorry, PZ!  I’m sure it was great!) or the pub crawl afterwards. Picked up PZ Myers at the airport at 12:30 on Monday and …

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Jan 12 2012

I can’t imagine why they say print media is dying

The New York Times public editor asks something which is, IMHO, a fairly startling question: Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante? And by “vigilante,” apparently, they mean: Should the NYT bother to note whether the things people say are true or not?

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Oct 16 2011

Whom does God really endorse, anyway?

Slacktivist pointed out that no less than four Republican candidates have claimed that God called them to run.  Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain all state regularly that they are in the race at least partly due to the wishes of the Lord. I know this is never actually going to happen, …

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