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Trying to reason with people on the existence of moderate Islam

A few days ago, in a thread about the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens a conservative Christian reader of this site, who goes by the name EOS, proclaimed definitively, “There is no such thing as moderate Islam regardless of how much we might wish it were so.” When confronted with facts, and asked to […]

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Walking the secret passageways of Harry Bennett’s heavily-fortified Ypsilanti castle

I just received a note from Nathan Ayers, the guy who won the first $1,000 grant from A2Awesome. He wanted to let me know that, back in 1984, the television program PM Magazine ran a feature on Harry Bennett’s fortress on the banks of the Huron River, in Ypsilanti. Bennett, for those of you don’t […]

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Helen Thomas and the limits of free speech

Last Thursday, former White House correspondent Helen Thomas received a standing ovation in Dearborn, where she addressed a group of roughly 300 people, most of whom, I’m told, were non-Arab. Thomas, in addition to criticizing America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, talked about, “the whole question of money involved in politics” – which is to […]

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Will the Republican party survive the Tea Party?

Mother Jones, if you haven’t seen it yet, has a great piece on Congressman Bob Inglis. Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina, recently lost his reelection bid – something which he credits in large part to the Tea Partification of the GOP. Here’s a clip: …It was the middle of a tough primary contest, and […]

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