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The Myth of Bias

Last night, NBC presented a forum with Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump moderated by Matt Lauer that was starkly indicative of the problem inherent in American journalism today–the myth of bias. In the course of the interview, when presented with provable falsehoods by candidate Trump, Lauer … Continue reading

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Schoolyard Logic: Sad Puppies and Hugos

For those of you that follow such things, this year’s Hugo award nominations have erupted into a kerfuffle of galactic proportions. You can get some of the details here, here, and here. Also some opinion (from both sides) here, here, … Continue reading

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On Choices: Politics and Fiction

I’ve been thinking a lot about politics and fiction (especially speculative fiction) lately. For one thing, I often think about political issues. While I’m generally pretty mild-mannered and usually avoid political conversations, I do think about the issues. They matter to … Continue reading

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The Way of the Gun

Like a lot of Americans, I grew up with guns in my household. My mom and dad would both shoot and take us kids shooting from time to time. Both taught us to be respectful of all firearms. Woe be … Continue reading

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I Used to Be a Conservative–I Was Young and Needed The Money…

I don’t often do political posts–frankly, I hate arguments and that is what usually ensues in the comment sections of such essays. I’m generally a “live and let live” kind of guy and don’t really like the contentious culture we, … Continue reading

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