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Should we tolerate the intolerant, the racist, or the violent?

Humans are social animals and it’s our natural instinct to be emphatic with others. It’s natural for us to bond by kinship. Unfortunately the same tribal instinct hampers our ability to recognize the essential and vital global brotherhood of man. We cling to nationality, religion, and many artificial walls we build around us that compromise our chances for long term survival . Continue reading

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Why some think guns are a gift from God

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. Some years ago, I was going to graduate school in Baylor. At that time, there was a terrible wave of … Continue reading

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The Fastest Growing Religion

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United States over the past 50 years

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politics—which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic-Elite Domination, and … Continue reading

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I’m the police

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Chinese censorship

China’s ban on puns may sound like just another ridiculous rule imposed by a Big Brother regime, but there’s more too it than meets the eye. Find out what on this episode of China Uncensored!

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chicanery

“If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for me.” (A U.S. Congressman to Dr. David Edwards, head of the Joint National Committee on Language, about the necessity of a modern commercial nation to be multi-lingual.) Art. … Continue reading

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MexicoLeaks

Mexico’s latest experiment in free speech, the new Web siteMexicoLeaks, has already generated its own media mini-tempest. The controversy started when one of the site’s founders, the renowned radio and television journalist Carmen Aristegui, used the name of her network, … Continue reading

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sedition

In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to … Continue reading

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Corporate personhood

Corporations had been viewed as artificial persons for millennia, the debate over whether they should be afforded the same rights as humans had been raging long before the United States created, or the14th Amendment was adopted. The degree of permissible government interference … Continue reading

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