I just read all of HOUSE BILL No. 2453, recently passed the Kansas Legislature. It is described as “protecting religious freedom regarding marriage” in the excerpt that leads to it from the Kansas Legislature list of bills. It’s only three pages long. I encourage you to do the same, but you don’t have to read very […]
I have not read the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act. I’d be more ashamed of myself if I weren’t quite certain that I’m not even close to being alone. It would be an overly generous estimate to say that 1 in 1000 people have read it in full. After after having simply scanned it, frankly, I’d be surprised if even 20% of our elected officials have read this document in its entirety.
To treat something in an excessively intellectual manner. Yesterday I was told that I was “over intellectualizing” the issue of confirmation bias in my post, In Search Of The Infinite State. “All you’re really doing is tagging terms to the age old saying ‘stuck in their ways,'” one of the commenters on Facebook said. “Nothing new here. Or exciting really.”
A friend of mine made a horrible mistake this morning. He did something he rarely does. He made a political statement on Facebook. It was a fairly benign comment about the unpopularity of congress in general, not about one party or another. Of course, you couldn’t tell that from the comment stream that followed.
I don’t often cry openly on an airplane in front of strangers. On a December 12, 2006 JetBlue flight to New York, I did. That day, on the History Channel, I came face to face with a man who walked the talk of his stated values and lived them so clearly that it brought me to […]
I went to bed angry last night. My final tweet of the night was this, “Congratulations, @WashingtonPost, you’ve taken link baiting to a new low.” I tossed and turned as I thought about the state of the fourth estate. I went to bed fuming about media’s unbridled desire to sensationalize headlines with little regard for the […]