Archive for ‘philosophy’

January 30, 2018

Why Do Evangelicals Worship Trump? The Answer Should Be Obvious

Why do white right-wing Christian evangelicals support Donald Trump? The answer is quite simple. Their agenda is his agenda. Trump and the Republican Party are working to take away women’s reproductive rights, and to extending special “conscience” protections to “Christians” who feel that their faith should somehow supersede the law. They view the poor, the disabled, and others as “useless eaters,” and are working to protect white privilege and the power of white right-wing Christians in all areas of American life.

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January 6, 2018

Memphis mega-church pastor admits he molested a minor days before his ‘True Love Waits’ workshop

Twenty years ago Memphis mega-church teaching pastor Andy Savage sexually assaulted a high school senior who was 17 years old. According to Fox 13, the Highpoint Church leader admitted to the act on his social media platforms. At the time, Savage was in college and working as a staffer at a Texas Baptist church now known as StoneBridge. He said in his statement that he apologized immediately and asked for forgiveness from the victim. “I…

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October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

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October 21, 2017

Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty

Opinion: The company had one job, and it failed. It deserves to be dissolved.

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October 20, 2017

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely.

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October 20, 2017

I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

I’ve spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic […]

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September 5, 2017

This Exhibition Traces the History of Lynching in America

At the Brooklyn Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative examines the path of racial terror in America and its continuing legacy.

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September 3, 2017

Enough With the Top 1 Percent: The Top 20 Percent, the Upper Middle Class, Is Hoarding the American Dream

Already President Trump and the Democrats are trading clichés in the opening skirmishes over Trump’s tax reform proposals. Yet both are missing the bigger reality of who are the economy’s winners and losers—a pattern that’s only grown over recent decades.

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September 2, 2017

Social Democracy Can Only Tame Capitalism. We Need to Overcome It.

To achieve radical democracy, we need to rethink our undemocratic economic system.

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September 2, 2017

Sunday Meditation: ‘Be glad what you is’ – j.s.lamb – Medium

My Mom wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor. I wanted to be a rock star but became a journalist. Nobody lived happily ever after.

Source: Sunday Meditation: ‘Be glad what you is’ – j.s.lamb – Medium