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  • Date: 6/29/16 2:32 PM
  • Number: 84764
  • Recommendations: 6
"I call BS. I spend too much time on TMF and Facebook. I suppose this counts as at least quasi-social."

Facebook, TMF, Twitter, etc are places where lots of people go to tell thousands of total strangers that they are an
  • Date: 6/21/16 9:15 PM
  • Number: 84427
  • Recommendations: 4
Persuasion-by-utter-petulance, sw? Interesting technique....

Every reputable scientific study (and there are oodles of them) shows that democratic socialist regimes, particularly in Western Europe, fare better than the United States on a
  • Date: 6/16/16 5:19 PM
  • Number: 84097
  • Recommendations: 7

For those who prefer to make intellectual arguments rooted in *context, not cherry-picked to create the impression that one's political antagonists are imbeciles....

Here, courtesy of Politico, is a fuller exposition of
  • Date: 5/29/16 9:15 AM
  • Number: 2074360
  • Recommendations: 68
Straw-man much, LM? Not a single liberal on this board (if they'll forgive my presumption) would condone the vandalism described in the article. Human beings--your "enemies" as much as your friends--are not caricatures.

  • Date: 4/27/16 12:15 PM
  • Number: 2068153
  • Recommendations: 3


that is why amorality serves the Dems so well.

One need not, of course, be an absolutist to be highly principled.

I'm curious: How many
  • Date: 4/25/16 4:29 PM
  • Number: 82465
  • Recommendations: 32
You think the unions or environmental groups are any different?

Seattle Pioneer

Um, yes! By a country mile.

The past three and a half decades have nearly eviscerated the union movement in the
  • Date: 4/16/16 3:05 PM
  • Number: 82031
  • Recommendations: 0
I share many of your concerns, and I too am looking to retire--or at least re-route--in just a few years (or fewer than that!). One beauty of volunteering is that, while we may be bound by others' schedules (as with a job), we can always walk away,
  • Date: 4/2/15 9:19 PM
  • Number: 67404
  • Recommendations: 2
Oh, and for the record, I'm another of those pesky liberals who ardently supports revitalizing vocational programs. Having taught, for the most part, college freshmen over the past 21 years, I can attest that marketing the notion that everyone must
  • Date: 4/2/15 9:14 PM
  • Number: 67402
  • Recommendations: 1
For those who'd like a credible contrarian position about incentivizing STEM to the exclusion of other fields, check out David Berliner. He's a retired educational psychologist who recently co-authored _50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's
  • Date: 2/28/15 9:00 AM
  • Number: 65915
  • Recommendations: 33
Good morning, folks. With the anticipated refunds from my Monday tax filings, I will max out eligible IRA contributions for year 20 in succession: the first 13 with my wife, the remaining 7 after she died. And I'm not done yet.

Though my
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