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Calgary Woman Gets 18 More Months In Prison (36 Total!) For Killing 2 Children?

January 30, 2014 by

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My initial reaction when reading the headline today was, WHAT!?! (see article here) Meredith Borowiec just killed two babies by putting them in the dumpster (leaving them for dead) and she can walk the streets in 18 months? I think my reaction is telling. To me, this woman ought to get punished with more severity. Why? Because […]

Martha Nussbaum, “What is Anger, and Why Should We Care?”

January 16, 2014 by

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Martha Nussbaum has given a very nice talk on why anger is “of dubious value in both life and the law“, the talk can be found here. Although it seems obvious that anger can be bad for our well-being and is often associated with acts of malice and bad intent (and rightfully so), I do […]

Quebec Charter of Values: Separating Our State from Your Religion

November 19, 2013 by

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The Quebec provincial government has recently proposed legislation, referred to as the Quebec Charter of Values, with the primary aim of affirming a commitment to the values of State secularism and religious neutrality.  Initially, I thought the proposal, which includes a number of measures meant to limit the influence religious beliefs and practices have on […]

Edward Snowden: A Modern Day Patriot?

August 10, 2013 by

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On Friday (August 9th), President Obama declared that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not a ‘Patriot’, that his actions were not patriotic. According to Obama, Snowden is not a Patriot because of the way in which he brought the governments questionable (and anti-american) actions to light. The president said, “My preference, and I think the American peoples’ preferences […]

George Zimmerman, Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter

July 19, 2013 by

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Many are appalled by the verdict delivered in the trial of George Zimmerman. A lot of the complaints with the verdict stem from emotion—no one wants to see a teenager killed and the killer get away with it. Others base their complaints on racism and racial profiling. And lastly, some worry that the legal system […]

What’s Wrong With Rolling Stone’s August 3rd Cover? Nothing!

July 18, 2013 by

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The August 3rd Rolling Stone cover which features the face of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been the subject of public outrage. Considering I was born and raised in Massachusetts my Facebook news feed is likely filled with more criticism of the cover than those not from the area, regardless, I think such outrage […]

The Importance of Free Will

June 29, 2013 by

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For those who think that a belief in free will is not that important I refer you to this excellent piece by Rebbeca Roach. I further some of the issues raised by Roach and will be posting on it soon, as soon as I get a draft of my candidacy complete which also happens to […]

Why Neither Candidate Should Get Our Vote.

November 6, 2012 by

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Below is a quoted segment of this piece. In it, MacIntyre argues that we should not cast a vote for either candidate. Quite the take. Though I agree with his take on the presidency I still think people should vote for particular issues on the ballot as those votes will matter in their respective states. […]

We Built This City

September 7, 2012 by

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A few weeks ago on The Public Discourse, Professor Anthony Esolen offered a fresh and creative criticism of Barack Obama’s now infamous “you didn’t build that” comment, challenging the President’s political statement with a largely metaphysical argument. However, my fear is that Professor Esolen’s argument may not appropriate a proper eye towards the political building […]

Obamacare: Are the Libertarian Oppositions to the SCOTUS decision warranted?

July 10, 2012 by

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By now, nearly everyone with access to this blog knows that SCOTUS has upheld the Obamacare bill. This has caused an uproar with Libertarian folks as well as those who might not call themselves Libertarians but who think gov’t telling them what they must buy is inappropriate. I’ll be discussing the objections levied by the […]

Ending Federal Student Aid Would Only Hurt the Poor

June 21, 2012 by

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Antony Davies has recently given a really brief pod cast as to how the student loan crisis is similar and even worse to the housing bubble that popped a few years back (it’s worth a look, only 4 minutes long). I think he’s right that this is a major problem. He suggests (as do many […]

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