Monthly Archives: December 2012

Another Reason Why the Traditionally Religious Sometimes Feel Like Second Class Citizens

The debate of Gay Marriage really is two separate questions – should two homosexuals be able to form a partnership that is recognized by government, and what should that partnership be called. The second question, “What should a gay union … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage and Moral Character

I know many people view the growing acceptance of homosexuality and gay marriage as yet another sign of the decline of the moral character of our country.

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The Checklist Manifesto and Organized Religion

We were having dinner over the weekend with a friend who is part of the scientific community. He brought up a book called “The Checklist Manifesto”. The subject of the book was how something mundane, the use of a checklist, … Continue reading

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Redistribution and Financial Regulation

We don’t think about it, but financial regulation is a way of redistributing costs, and doing so allows more people to participate in our economy.

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Redistribution and the Republican Party

Published November 29, 2012, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Three leading Republican senators have now indicated that they would be open to additional tax revenue to help balance the budget, even if it means violating their 20-year-old pledge to never … Continue reading

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