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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Michael's Picks

By Michael De Dora
* Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) went ballistic at Republicans after the GOP killed 9/11 responders’ health care legislation. 
* My latest entry on my Center for Inquiry blog: the choices we face don’t always reflect all reasonable options. 
* U.S. soldiers are now making conscientious objector pleas based on their not wanting to serve with openly gay people. 
* A good one from The Onion, funny and full of social commentary: “Nation Shudders at Large Block of Uninterrupted Text.”
* FOX News (and its featured pundits) criticizes Obama for skipping the Boy Scouts’ Jamboree to attend fundraisers and tape The View. Jon Stewart responds.  
* Denis Campbell, in The Guardian, argues that “it is right that we should be responsible for our health.” 
* New York Times columnist David Brooks reports about a recent meeting of “moral naturalists.” 
* Let’s be clear: it’s not a mosque at Ground Zero; it’s an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero.

1 comment:

  1. As you seem to imply in the CFI blog, there are scientismists and there are scientismists. The ones with a very narrow definition of science have no truck with religion. Those with a broader definition can be believers in something that they think sooner or later WILL be explained by science.


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