Tag Archives: Personal Responsibility

Foreign Affairs: Sebastian Mallaby- ‘How Should a Liberal Be?’

Source:The New Democrat  “In James Grant, it sometimes seems, the nineteenth century has been resuscitated. Towering, gaunt, bow-tied, and pinstriped, he writes with a sly wit that recalls the novels of William Thackeray. His signal achievement is a fortnightly cult … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Opinion- Karen Tumulty: ‘Joe Biden Learned The Hard Way There is No Middle Ground On Abortion’: Joe Biden’s Flip Flop Over The Hyde Amendment

Source:The New Democrat  “There has long been a relatively safe space for a Democratic politician, particularly a Catholic one, to inhabit on the morally fraught issue of abortion. It was the stance that then-Vice President Joe Biden took during a … Continue reading

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Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer- Interviewing Cass R. Sunstein: On Freedom

Source:The New Democrat “In addition to discussing his book Sunstein and Shermer talk about what it was like to work in the Obama administration, the issue of free will and determinism in the context of his theory of libertarian paternalism … Continue reading

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The Economist: John Stuart Mill- Against Tyranny of The Majority: The Father of Liberalism

Source: The New Democrat What is this is really about is democracy and there several different forms of democracy which I’m going to explain here. And if you’re familiar with this blog and my writing, you know that we believe … Continue reading

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Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer Interviewing Amy Alkon- ‘Unfuckology: A Field Guide To Living With Guts and Confidence’

Source: The New Democrat I’m with Michael Shermer on this starting out in this interview where he says he doesn’t know why publishers bleep cuss words in titles of books and or bleep one letter in the title of the … Continue reading

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The Economist: Liberalism- Where Did it Come From and Are its Days Numbered?

Source: The New Democrat On this overcast, ugly, cool Memorial Day in the nations capital just outside of Washington, I thought as we celebrate as a country the lives of the people who died for our freedom, I would explain … Continue reading

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Erik Schneider on Facebook: Lyle Denniston: Where Do Abortion Rights Go From Here?

Source: This piece was originally posted at Erik Schneider on Facebook: Lyle Denniston: Where Do Abortion Rights Go From Here? From my Facebook page. I thought on this beautiful warm morning in the nation’s capital (the capital of the free … Continue reading

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