Monthly Archives: August 2014

What I am Regretably not Hearing in the Genetically Modified Food Debate

Earlier this summer Cosmos host and generally likable guy, Neil DeGrasse Tyson released a video arguing that people who oppose laboratory created genetically modified foods were misguided. He used the often repeated argument that we have been genetically modifying foods … Continue reading

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Kennels Confessions: When is it OK to Lock Up Your Dog?

Warning, this may be one of my more self-indulgent posts but hear me out. A while back, my significant other and I recently had to make a last minute overnight trip out of town. Unfortunately our regular pet sitter of … Continue reading

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Why I like Ralph Nader’s proposed Anti-Corporatist Left-Right Alliance

It has come to my attention that Ralph Nader (the consumer advocate and repeat third party candidate who regardless of what one thinks of him really needs no introduction) has recently put out a book titled: Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right … Continue reading

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Why not have Full Technological Unemployment?

I recently came across this excellent video CGP Grey and felt the need to share it: His videos tend to be well made, and highly informative. I highly recommend of them to all my readers. This particular piece gives an … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Calling People “Illegals”… It’s Dehumanizing.

A few years back in the run-up to the 2012 US presidential election, an exchange happend that stuck with me during one of the debates between the Republican contenders. The now recently indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry told former Massachusetts Governor … Continue reading

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Why not Legalize Immigration? (and a few other suggestions)

Over the past several weeks, I have been hearing various stories of often very young immigrants from Mexican and central America crossing into the United States in great numbers. It view this as a humanitarian crisis and support anyone who … Continue reading

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10 Disturbing Attitudes of the Pro-Israel (or pro-Palestine?) Commentariat.

Editor’s note: The following essay comes from Wilson Report contributor Laurie Thompson. Enjoy. The comment section takes no prisoners. It doesn’t pull the punches. It reveals our biases and lays bear the ongoing bitterness we can’t seem to shake. Here … Continue reading

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