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Paglia on Democrats, Journalism, Islamist Terror, and LGBT

Published on June 25, 2017 By sirrahc

Liberal progressive. Atheist. Member of LGBT community. Pro-choice, feminist icon. Given the above attributes, you wouldn’t think there was much for a politically- and religiously-conservative individual like me to agree on with Camille Paglia (silent ‘g’), writer of Sexual Personae and Free Men, Free Women. For the most part, that’s true. But, Ms. Paglia is […]

Independence Day for Right-Wingers?

Published on June 30, 2011 By sirrahc

“Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” according to a new study by two assistant professors from Harvard. What’s more, since the political right seems to have more successfully appropriated patriotism in 20th (and 21st?) century […]

Is “The Man” Keepin’ You Down?

Published on October 17, 2010 By sirrahc

Who is “The Man,” anyway? I don’t know if the term is really used that much, anymore. But, my understanding was that it usually referred to groups & individuals of authority — those in power and influence. It could be the government, some big corporation, “the Law” (i.e., cops, courts, the legal system in general). […]

Progress and Progressivism in American Politics

Published on June 6, 2010 By sirrahc

I was reading the other day in Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great about America?. There is a chapter in which D’Souza discusses how the West became the dominant civilization in the modern era owing to its “invention” of science, democracy, & capitalism. A concept central to the flourishing of these enterprises is “the idea […]

I'm Not One of 'Em

Published on April 4, 2010 By sirrahc

Have you ever been a member of a group (e.g., Boy Scouts, Democratic Party, teachers’ union), or do you self-identify with some group (e.g., skeptics/ agnostics, Christians, political conservatives)? I suspect the answer is, “Yes, several.” Now, have you ever seen or heard someone from your group — or, at least, whom outsiders associate as […]

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