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  • 3 Life Lessons From James “Ghost” St. Patrick

    The hit crime drama Power features one of the most enigmatic characters in all the programs that have appeared in the genre over the last ten years. The main protagonist is James “Ghost” St. Patrick played by...

    • Posted September 7, 2017
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  • Is Politics Ruining Your Friendships?

    I have written on this subject a couple of times before. I was rather abstract and non-committal in those earlier pieces. I explored hypotheticals and explained how you might keep your friendships intact despite political differences. But...

    • Posted September 1, 2017
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  • Should You Get Involved?

    I do not usually dwell on the same subject in both the weekly columns I write for this magazine. But recent events have compelled me to make an exception. The Nazis behind the protest in Virginia last...

    • Posted August 18, 2017
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  • Understanding Charlottesville

    The events of the last 5 days have been some of the most extraordinary in recent times. It all started Saturday. American Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the decision taken by the city to remove...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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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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