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Consent: Only Repeated Yeses Will Do, Say State Lawmakers

Image: California State Capitol, courtesy Wikipedia user Coolcaesar (Creative Commons license). The local paper today informed me of my state’s passage of an interesting bill to formally define, in the context of sexual assault investigations on college campuses, what does … Continue reading

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Pride, Parting in Sodom Diego

(Last updated on 31 October 2014) Main RemarksWell, I’ve been able to disprove the theory that my prior, somewhat-related letter only failed to make it into print because of U-T San Diego’s word limit (see also the follow-up letter I … Continue reading

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Protest Unwarranted: Robertson’s Remarks Were Just Ducky

(Last updated on 5 July 2018) No sooner had I recovered sufficiently from an illness to watch some news than I was greeted by a story highlighting once again the sorry state of our dieing culture. Members of the homosexual … Continue reading

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Evolutionists’ Fear and Loathing in San Diego

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Earlier this week, an email from my local creation museum informed me that said museum had been refused membership in the area’s Museum Council. I’d spoken to employees and friends of the museum the … Continue reading

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One More (Belated) Vote Against Bombing Syria

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Belatedly, I’ve decided I must oppose a strike against Syria. The purpose of the U.S. military is to defend America’s sovereignty and to protect Americans’ liberty, not to be the world’s superhero or the … Continue reading

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Rape and Rationality

Anyone who knows me knows my conviction that contemporary Americans feel too much and think too little. Lack of “impulse control” isn’t just for the “poorly socialized” anymore; it’s a culture-wide phenomenon. Emotionally charged, cognitively vacuous rants and shout-downs have … Continue reading

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Manhattan Declaration: Not Perfect, But Worth Signing

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Concerning the Manhattan Declaration (available on the Manhattan Project site, accessed 04 February 2013)….I have just signed this declaration). However, I thought I should note that my signing is not a blanket endorsement of … Continue reading

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Show Future Police State You Must Be Eliminated: Sign Today!

I continue to sign online petitions. While not so deluded as to believe signing these will have any influence on policy (all my representatives have strong ideological commitments, either in agreement with or opposed to my own, so that no … Continue reading

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Abortion: Dialog Concerning “Preserve the Life of the Mother” Exception

(Last updated on 13 June 2014) Image: Anti-abortion activists at Knoxville March for Life 2013, courtesy photographer Brian Stansberry (Creative Commons license). Learn more here.Alas, I remain incapable of achieving extremest-of-the-extreme status. Compared to blogger Justin Edwards (a man likely … Continue reading

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LaPierre versus Paul: Realism versus Delusion

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Like his typical remarks on foreign policy (remember those Republican primary debates?), Ron Paul’s response to Wayne LaPierre shows what happens when praiseworthy ideals are wedded to a weak grasp of reality. Though common … Continue reading

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Homosexual “Marriage” Debate Revisited

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) U-T San Diego letter writers have continued trying, within the U-T word allowance for letters (125 words per the letter editor’s email to me a while back, though the paper’s posted guidelines only warn … Continue reading

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Confucius Say: “Gay Marriage” Debate Not About Rights

(Last updated on 2 July 2014) This was created as an op-ed for the U-T San Diego, my local paper, and posted here as a draft on the same day I emailed it to the U-T (that is, 08 December … Continue reading

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Metaxas’ Ewing Case: Unpersuasive Argument Against 3 Strikes

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Eric Metaxas posted an article to breakpoint.org arguing, based on the story of non-violent repeat offender Gary Ewing, in favor of revising California’s “Three Strikes” law: “Enough of Three Strikes, Unjust and Expensive” (http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/%2020657). … Continue reading

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