In Pursuit of Virtue – Late November Edition

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, everyone! There is no better earthly reason for a holiday than to celebrate a virtue and reflect on how it can push each of us toward being an unselfish person. During the homily at a Mass led by a family priest this weekend, we reflected on how gratitude is a wellspring of…

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Denying Global Warming Isn’t Ignorant

If at first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again. Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is not science. Science is, by definition, falsifiable, and requires testable hypotheses that can be confirmed in a laboratory with conditions that can be manipulated. None of these aspects are present in AGW. You are not stupid if you don’t believe in…

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Fascism in America

A theme has stretched itself across some of my usual hangouts. Fascism. Of course, it brings to mind Nazism, and that is why we automatically reject it. But there are better reasons, when the issues are laid bare. Here is the scoop, from a few different angles, and in order of best to not-as-best-but-still-great… America’s…

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