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The Age of Enlightenment, Religious Cowardice and Religious Ignorance

“The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason) is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, and individualism rather than traditional lines of... Continue Reading →

The False Equivalency of Chuck Todd of MSNBC and His Ilk

Chuck Todd  to my mind represents much of what is lacking among the punditry of the mainstream media and frequently demonstrates what I see as their cluelessness and to a great degree cowardice as supposedly responsible journalists. To illustrate my... Continue Reading →

Interpreting the 2nd Amendment By a Former Supreme Court Justice

One of the Bloggers that I follow because I enjoy his unique perspective on our world is LaMonte M. Fowler. He has a very pertinent post in light of the shooting of the Republican Congressmen, which is worth sharing and... Continue Reading →

Nobody Asked Me But………..Musings of a Political Cynic on the Shooting of Congressional Republicans

We are in Mid-June and the scene in American politics has grown even more bizarre fostered by putting a narcissistically dangerous and incompetently deluded person in the White House.  The events of just this past week alone seemed to constantly... Continue Reading →

Great Britain Reeling? The Hyperbole of Media Hype

"Yellow Journalism  is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news"  This term was coined to describe the "circulation wars" between newspaper... Continue Reading →

Terrorism and Our Human Fear of Mortality

As the news media exploded hysterically with the news of the latest terrorist attack in London,  my first thoughts were not of its' tragic effect upon innocent people,  but of how it would effect the upcoming British election.  Am I... Continue Reading →

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