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Democrats in Texas are coming back.

Last night the Texas Republicans got what they wanted, and more than they bargained for. They have given Democrats in Texas something to rally behind other than reproductive rights. We will rally around each other. Republicans in Texas–and I do … Continue reading

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Big Changes coming this weekend (UPDATED)

I am separating my personal (mostly political/cultural musings) blog from my business blog. I want to keep the two neatly intermingled, crap, I mean separate. The new blog will be up soon. This blog will continue as if nothing happened. … Continue reading

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Passing this along: Why science and the Republicans don’t talk anymore

One of the Republican Party’s new traits is anti-intellectualism. Think about Santorum talking about how going to college makes you an elitist1, Tom Coburn’s one man battle against climate science, or Rick Perry in general. This morning I was directed … Continue reading

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Quickhit–Something intelligent about Israel-Palestine

This article from Bloomberg, “Seven Truths About Israel, Hamas and Violence”¬†has some good points. It reinforces my idea that there is no solution to this mess without someone doing something they are not expected to do. The core of the … Continue reading

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Things I know nothing about

I wish I could talk intelligently about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I took an honors class about the region back in college. I read Friedman’s book, From Beirut to¬†Jerusalem, and I did some research and wrote my own paper.1 Since then, … Continue reading

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