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  • Why You Are NOT An Anti-Muslim Bigot

    Hate comes in many forms. There is race hate, religious hate, gender hate, and LGBT hate. People are right to condemn it when they see it. But some people extend such objections to realms of inquiry and...

    • Posted August 4, 2017
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  • Why You Can No Longer Talk Politics At The Office

    A number of recent surveys give reason for us all to be concerned about the impact that last year’s election and Trump’s presidency are having in the workplace. A study by BetterWorks shows a marked decrease in...

    • Posted August 3, 2017
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  • The Truth About Spin

    I suppose spin is as old as public debate. But the turn it has taken in the last couple of decades has gone beyond all bounds of reason. Jockeying for advantage, trying to put yourself or your...

    • Posted July 28, 2017
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  • Why You Should Be Prudent

    It is advice that you will not hear often these days. We—especially the young—are encouraged to break all the rules, throw over convention, think outside of the box, do something new and different, be bold, wild, crazy,...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Are You An Elitist?

    No group is more hated, despised, and pilloried in America today than the elites. The elites seem to be public enemy number one. Every social problem, from the growth in inequality to the war in Afghanistan, has...

    • Posted July 14, 2017
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  • Can Atheists Be Spiritual?

    It is often said by the religious that those of us who do not believe in a supernatural deity are without a solid foundation for understanding morality, love, and truth. The atheist, so it is charged, believes...

    • Posted July 7, 2017
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  • Why The Fourth Of July Is Still Worth Celebrating

    This weekend people around the country will be gathering together with family and friends, organizing cook-outs, traveling to sun-drenched beaches, in short, enjoying themselves in recognition of the America’s first step toward becoming a new nation, in...

    • Posted June 30, 2017
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  • Is Social Media Taking Over Your Life?

    It is easy to lose yourself in social media without realizing it. If you feel sometimes that your life consists entirely of going from Facebook to Whatapp to SnapChat to Twitter, you are not alone. Millions of...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • The Pleasure Of Hating

    There is no end of commentary on the venom and vitriol that is so characteristic of contemporary politics. Though history shows that current American politics remain tame compared to the unhinged fury of 19th century brand, the...

    • Posted June 23, 2017
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  • How To Become A World-Class Wit

    It has occurred to me lately that there is an abundance of comedy, a great deal of snark, a surfeit of indignation, and an endless mine of hate in the public sphere. But there is very little...

    • Posted June 2, 2017
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  • Is Friendliness Possible With All Your Political Opposites?

    This may be one of the most pressing questions of our time. Some weeks ago I wrote about hypocrisy and the forces that push us toward it. That article was concerned mostly with being true to your...

    • Posted June 1, 2017
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