Category Archives: Politics/Society

Religious Intolerance

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Religion, on a whole, is quite a sore subject for me. You see, my husband and I are atheists. But, we have raised our four boys to be freethinkers and to come to their own decisions when it comes to religious beliefs. When my oldest boys, now ages 11 and 9, were younger, the topic […]

Cutting Away the Truth

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"Circumcision" is a frightening word for most males, who would prefer to keep sharp objects away from their "special parts". But it is an issue that needs to be confronted, and we have to look at both sides to do so. There are certainly benefits in having a circumcision performed on an infant, but do these benefits […]

Red Fish, Blue Fish

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Clearly, liberal values nurture children to the pinnacle of their potential, while the effects of conservatism on children are as pernicious as rat poison. I say this not as a liberal partisan, but simply as an objective observer. Well, okay, that’s not quite true, but I submit to you that “objectivity” in areas like American […]

A Call to Arms and Breasts

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When I was in high school, I knew people who stood on the corner across from the mall holding signs that read, “Fur is dead.” Friends in college joined local chapters of Amnesty International and attended war protests. I was interested in volunteerism and serving the community, but I never really considered myself an activist. […]

Steal This Child

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You’ve heard the names. Samantha Runnion. Elizabeth Smart. Baby Jessica. Erica Pratt. Tamara Brooks. Jacqueline Marris. These are just some of the children reported missing in what the media has dubbed the “Summer of Abduction”. But is this moniker warranted? It depends on who you ask. Missing children statistics are as varied and confusing as […]