Deep Thoughts

Blame the Women

Women say they are sick of the impossibly high beauty standards men ruthlessly impose upon...

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10 Things I Hate About LA

If my kids turned out to be gay, I"€™d say, "€œOh great, there go my grandchildren"€...

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Christiane Amanpour

It’s So Funny, You Don”€™t Even Laugh

In the otherwise forgettable movie Betsy’s Wedding, the chichi event planner swoons ...

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When Atheists Are A+holes

Fifty percent of Americans think atheists are a pain in the ass. Only half as many dislike...

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Did Heavy Metal Brain Damage Cause the 1960s?

As part of my continuing series on the causes of the 60s, let’s consider Kevin Drum&...

Politics

Evolutionary Zen

The upcoming presidential debates will likely sidestep details of immigration, employment,...

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Sir John Gielgud

Google Gaydar

Our era's dominant narrative focuses lavishly on gays, who are portrayed as society's powe...

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Let’s Be Perfectly Clear About Scientology

As someone who was molested in a previous life, I have a lot of respect for Scientology. N...

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The Ten-Million-Dollar Question

I just got back from Virginia Beach, and boy are my arms tired of gesticulating. We drove ...

Politics

Reducing Hate by Restoring Tolerance

Though I cannot demonstrate it statistically, I believe the US is inching toward coercive,...

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Occam’s Butter Knife

MIT's Daron Acemoglu is a rock star among economists, one of the ten most cited in his pro...

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Human Rights: The Useless Fiction

I watched a Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate bring an evangelical crowd to their f...