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Mass Shootings – Increased incidents, or just increased reporting?

One of the most fascinating contentions out of Steven Pinker’s 2011 book “The Better Angels of Our Nature” is that we are actually...

Is Dancing Really A Crime in Tokyo?

As a matter of fact, YES, it is a crime to dance in Tokyo, and you might be heavily fined for it. This law...

Did I Just Lose my Blogger’s Virginity?

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. I took the words of a fellow Christian in an article I wrote almost a year ago...

Edward Snowden: A Man of Peace

Edward Snowden has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize – an award that has certainly lost credibility because of some of...

America’s Most Outrageous Legal Decision of 2013

There have been many profoundly unjust decisions in the United States this year. One of the worst would have to be the setting...

Don’t Blame the NSA, They’re Only Human (so they spy on their love interests too)

Imagine a hacker who breaks into some girl’s computer. Maybe he doesn’t even know her – he just wants to get to know her....

The Secret to Happiness Revealed (No, seriously)

Being happy makes you not only live longer, but it makes you more successful in life. Philosophers have been writing about happiness for ages, and...

Why Are Hateful Americans Always So Clueless?

I suppose it’s not a big surprise that people who feel the most hatred or are the most violent are not the brightest...

Debating whether or not America is a Force for Good

Now that recent stories have come out about America’s widespread NSA tentacles, along with more news about how drones have been killing far...

The Church’s Underground Baby Trade

If you thought religious figures were all moral and decent… we have to talk. What people in Spain have known for just a...

Rotten America – Big Prison, Arrest Quotas, and What Education Really Pays For

Sure, learning the times table isn’t going to make you any less likely to stab someone at age 25, but one thing...

Is Japan About to Become an Offensive Military Power?

“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the...

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