Monthly Archives: January 2011

you are not your political party . . . are you?

As I’ve mentioned before, I like to visit the Daily Caller from time to time to get a more conservative perspective on the day’s news. When I went over the other day, I came across this graphic: This story piqued … Continue reading

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ex·cep·tion·al /ikˈsepSHənəl/ Adj – Unusual; not typical.

Following up on my previous post, in which I discussed my happiness at seeing President Obama try to reclaim “American exceptionalism” from the Republicans, I got a comment from tjphantom saying: but who’s to say that belief in American Exceptionalism … Continue reading

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the state of the union: exceptional

I liked it. It wasn’t a game-changing speech: it wasn’t touching like the Tucson speech, or one for the ages like the speech he gave on race in 2008. But he did something that I’ve been waiting for someone to … Continue reading

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well that civility was short-lived

  In the wake of last week’s tragedy, we’ve seen a lot of calls for “civility” in our public discourse. Now that we’ve been reminded how terrible actual violence can be, there are calls from all over to stay away … Continue reading

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a time to reflect

I haven’t had time to fully process the shooting of Rep. Giffords because it came close on the heels of a death in the family of one of my close friends, but I have a few thoughts on the reactions … Continue reading

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anti-war and anti-DADT

Nicholas Kramer pointed me to this podcast from antiwar.com awhile back, in which the host Scott Horton and Jeremy Sapienza, an editor at antiwar.com, discuss the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” debate and the inherent conflict that they see in people … Continue reading

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a question of perspective

Visiting home for the holidays is always an interesting experience. Going back to the cold weather and the family takes a little getting used to when you’re accustomed to living by yourself, but more than anything, it’s always a bizarre … Continue reading

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