Amateur theologians

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The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

The Syrian Refugees

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In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 100 dead, President Obama has decided that it is a good time to reemphasize his plan to bring 200,000 Syrian refugees to America over the next two years. This despite the fact that at least one of the Paris terrorists entered […]

The Hacks at Politifact

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The self-proclaimed fact-checkers at Politifact have really had a banner day today, publishing two flawed fact-checks that betray their partisan leanings. The hacks at Politifact aren’t even trying anymore. First, reporter Emma Hinchliffe and her editor Matt Schwartz go out of their way to find a way to cast doubt on the statement by Texas […]

Crazies and the Media

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My local paper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, published a letter this morning from a mentally unhinged man, Jim Long of Shell Beach. Personally, I oppose the death penalty for even the most heinous crimes. However I would support the public hanging of the so-called Freedom Caucus of Republicans, which I consider guilty of high treason […]