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Zero Dark 30 made me cry, but it wasn’t the torture scenes…

It’s not that the torture scenes weren’t pretty bad. They were: the bruised face, haunted eyes, scarred skin, and gradual deterioration from arrogant jihadist to a helpless, broken body pleading for mercy. But that didn’t make me cry, for when … Continue reading

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Why not bomb Libya?

How could any right minded person be against the use of force to stop the Libyan government’s repression of dissent. Incredibly brave demonstrators take to the streets, demanding freedom, democracy, and a more equitable share of Libya’s enormous oil/natural gas … Continue reading

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After Tucson: Why we talk to each other the way we do

After the brutal and terrifying shootings in Tucson many voices have called for a return—or perhaps a new creation—of civility in public life. The hateful speech, the dreadful name calling and contempt are frequently thought to be a verbal prelude … Continue reading

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