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Over the weekend, old white men, tired of playing second fiddle to no one ever, decided it was high time to continue deciding the sexual activities of women. A bunch of Catholic bishops got outraged about Obama’s “new mandates” that … Continue reading
*So we finally got (some) health care reform. It’s not what we want or need, and it gives politicians a different reason not to touch it again for 15 years (“We fixed it! Time to move on!”) and the insurance … Continue reading
I had a post all written in my head back around September 12, when all that teabagger protest foolishness was going on, but I was tired of hearing about it and didn’t want to add to the noise. But here’s … Continue reading
In his 2005 book, On Bullshit, Harry Frankfurt establishes the following: It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the … Continue reading
Let’s say you are trying to negotiate with someone. You want them to give you $100. They want to give you none. You sit down at the table and give your opening bid. If you’re an aggressive negotiator, you open … Continue reading
There’s an article in Newsweek making the round among the skeptic blogs, concerning the non-stop torrent of quackery being delivered through the vector of Oprah Winfrey: Live Your Best Life Ever! In January, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her … Continue reading