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False polarization around Darwinism

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments

I comment on You’re fired, re: James’ comment The polarization of the Darwin debate is highly confusing and unfortunate, and deceptive, since the reality is that Darwinism was always a somewhat conservative ideology. Darwin was a success because he repackaged the idea of evolution a generation after the radical evolutionists of the post-revolutiionary era had […]

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Tags: Evolution · politics

The Political Gene

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments

The Political Gene: How Darwin’s Ideas Changed Politics By Dennis Sewell Reviewed by John Gray – 17 December 2009

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Darwinism and politics

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Charles Darwin and modern politics 4 CommentsWritten by Lee WishingOctober 26, 9:57 AMWith his head under my kitchen sink last week, talking politics and using tools I had never seen, Keith the plumber said, “My daughter stood up in class and told her eighth grade school teacher, ‘I’ll read your assignments on Darwinism, ace your […]

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ID and health care debates

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Sep 13,2009, 1:16PM Health Care Reform, Intelligent Design, and Public Debate By Randal Rauser What I find most interesting, and disturbing, about the current health care debate is the way that advocates of a public option in health care are marginalized with the accusation that they harbor a “socialist” or even “communist” agenda.

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Health care gauntlet

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Majority Rule on Health Care Reform

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Darwinism is never a liberal ism…

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

We have commented several times on the way Huffpost is trying to manipulate Darwinism into being a liberal subject, the David Sloan Wilson and Robert Wright farces. Darwinism is NEVER a liberal ism, so get beyond it. The politics of evolution

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Broken Promises

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Obama’s Trail of Broken Promises Morphing Dick Cheney By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS A despairing country elected a president who promised change. Americans arrived from every state to witness in bitter cold Obama’s swearing in ceremony. The mall was packed in a way that it has never been for any other president. The people’s good will […]

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The Politics of Food

May 17th, 2009 · No Comments

The Politics of Food From industrial agriculture and human health to the recession’s impact on the way we eat, food and politics are not easily separated. In fact they never have been. As lines at food banks swell and restaurants close their doors what control do we have over the food we eat?

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Tags: environment · politics

Eagleton/Fish attack liberalism??

May 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Fish in his God Talk also takes on the question of liberalism etc, this I presume from Eagleton (whose book I have not read), and here their argument goes into postmodern garbage mode. I think this formulation is completely off, and an attack on liberalism is egregious here. We have seen enough of what remains […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Philosophy · politics · Science & Religion · Ultra Far Left

The broken congress

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

From Hastert to Harman The Broken Congress By SIBEL EDMONDS I have been known to quote long-dead men in my past writings. Whether eloquently expressed thoughts by our founding fathers, or those artfully expressed by ancient Greek thinkers, these quotes have always done a better job starting or ending my thoughts – that tend to […]

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Vatican veto

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Vatican vetoes Barack Obama’s nominees for US ambassador by Chris McGreal Thanks to PJG for the link. Reposted from Dawkins site http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/14/vatican-vetoes-obama-nominees-abortion

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Obama against nuclear weapons

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, April 4, 2009 by The Guardian/UK Barack Obama’s New Offensive Against Nuclear Weapons Radical drive among series of measures to improve security by Ian Traynor and Patrick Wintour in Strasbourg, Ewen Macaskill in Washington Barack Obama yesterday announced a radical drive aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, as the focus […]

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In office, but in power?

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2009 by CommonDreams.org Is the Hunter Being Captured by the Game? How the Permanent Power Structure Is Trying to Stop Obama by Danny Schechter Some things don’t change. Obama may be in the White House, shuffling between the safety of the center and the language of change (“changeguage?”), firm in […]

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Learning from Lincoln

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Obama: Learn From Lincoln And Do The Right Thing by Schechter, Danny As The Economic Situation Declines, He Has To Stop Centrist Diddling Last week, television was filled with programs marking Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. (The official holiday is February 16.) We watched reports on how the civil war erupted and was almost lost by the […]

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy · politics

Hidden enemies

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2009 by ConsortiumNews.com Obama’s ‘Seven Days in May’ Moment by Robert Parry Only one month into his presidency, Barack Obama is finding himself confronting not only George W. Bush’s left-behind crises but an array of influential enemies in the military, financial circles, the political world and the media – determined […]

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Clinton and China rights

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2009 by Agence France Presse Activists ‘Shocked’ at Clinton Stance on China Rights WASHINGTON – Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.

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Tags: 1848+ · politics

Venezuela vote

February 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, February 14, 2009 by McClatchy Newspapers Venezuela’s Vote Sunday Could Make or Break Hugo Chavez by Tyler Bridges CARACAS, Venezuela – In a vote with huge ramifications, Venezuelans will decide Sunday whether to give President Hugo Chavez the chance to remain in power indefinitely. Hugo Chavez speaks at his closing campaign rally […]

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Tags: In the News · politics

Obama Inauguration

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Obama Inauguration: A New Tone. No More Fake Optimism for The People by Naomi Wolf

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Inaugural Address

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Inaugural Address Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Washington, D.C. My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the […]

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Starving for Change

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

from Truthdig

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Religious right

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Uncertain times for US Religious Right by BBC From Dawkins site http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7731609.stm As the dust settles on Washington following the Barack Obama earthquake, one group more than any other is expecting to be out in the cold.

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ACLU: close Guantanamo

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2008 1:10 PM CONTACT: ACLU Rachel Myers, (212) 549-2689 or 2666; media@aclu.org ACLU Calls On Obama To Close Guantánamo On Day One Of Presidency Group Launches Campaign Urging New Administration To Restore Fundamental Rights And Reclaim America’s Moral Leadership

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Obama and new atheists

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments

President Obama: Bad News For the New Atheists and Other Fundamentalists

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Indy Media

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Big Election Winner: Indy Media by Jeff Cohen Of all the factors contributing to Obama’s victory – luck, economic crisis, Bush, Palin – a major factor is now so second-nature to us that we may overlook its transformative impact since just four years ago: the Internet and the progressive online boom.

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