PETA in Favor of Killing Humans but Not (Other) Animals

PETA has always been unwittingly plagued by massive inconsistencies in logic. Even its name exposes PETA to the pitfalls of equivocation. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. So, if animals are people too, then what does PETA even mean? Some Animals for the Ethical Treatment of Arbitrarily Chosen Other Animals? Are humans the only people? […]

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The Trump Effect: How Donald Trump is Capitalizing on Modern Political Discourse

Political commentators are using the term the Trump Effect to explain why fringe Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race are stumbling over each other to say inflammatory things. Apparently, Trump has been getting very good traction with Republican voters for his willingness to say just about whatever controversial thing comes to his mind, and other […]

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What is Insight Policing, and Could it Save Lives?

In light of the recent deaths of too many people whose mundane arrests escalated to violence, it seems a good time to reconsider our law enforcement strategy. I think Insight Policing might offer a possible alternative. Insight Policing trains law enforcement officers to determine the difference between criminal behavior and conflict behavior, so they can […]

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After Iran Nuke Deal, Iran Hates US Even More

It’s often the case with bullies: you give them what they want, and they despise and disrespect you even more for it. Such is apparently the case with Iran. We delivered a pretty lax nuclear deal to Iran, one which almost guarantees that they will have nuclear weapons very soon. And how did they respond […]

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Gawker, Suddenly Concerned with Privacy, Retracts Story of David Geithner and Homosexual Escort

It’s the first time in Gawker’s illustrious dirt-digging history that it has retracted a story without the revelation of a factual error or the threat of a lawsuit. Entirely of its own accord, Gawker has retracted a story about how David Geithner, CFO of Condé Nast, tried to hire a gay porn star for a […]

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The Difference Between Mt. Rushmore and Stone Mountain is Not as Great as You May Think

Recently, the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called for the removal of Confederate figures from the face of Stone Mountain in Georgia: The organization issued a statement calling for the removal of all symbols of the Confederacy from the park. “My tax dollars should not be used to commemorate slavery,” [Atlanta NAACP chapter president Richard] […]

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1964 Civil Rights Act Expanded to Include LGBT Applicants

The LGBT lobby has yet another notch in its belt. The 1964 Civil Rights Act has now been interpreted to protect LGBT workers from discrimination: In the past, courts have ruled that Title VII does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation because it’s not explicitly mentioned in the law, but the EEOC’s ruling disputes […]

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