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The Truthers are out there – and always were

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A couple weeks ago, film and TV critic Inkoo Kang published a thought-provoking article over at Vulture blaming Fox Mulder for a perceived rise of anti-government, anti-science sentiments in the new millennium. The key, Kang says, is the coolness behind Mulder's "anti-government paranoia ... and skepticism of science." Furthermore, Kang sees Scully's knowledge of science as effectively being impotent to Mulder's own quixoticism.

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Obama's education cost reform

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A couple days ago, President Obama came to Central New York. I know because the traffic on I-690 was backed up, and I got stuck in the mire on the way home. For some reason (perhaps to avoid State Fair traffic), the presidential entourage — coming from Buffalo and Rochester in Western NY — went across the Thruway, past Syracuse, then came down I-481S and across I-690E to Henninger High School, where there president was to speak. I saw the president's bus pass in the other lane as I was sitting in the parking lot that I-690E became, so I suppose that's something.

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Happy 4th of July

There's a lot to get angry about with things political, and I certainly add my share of angst to the ire. In the last week, there's been enough "commentary" about the SCOTUS decisions to strike down DOMA and California's Proposition 8 to fill quite a few volumes. During that same time, President Obama's speech about climate change, which was dubbed "the best by any president ever" by almost-President Al Gore, was aired in full only by the one cable network that has a stake in the game: The Weather Channel.

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When justices agree

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In the past week, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued unanimous decisions in two cases. The thing I like about both of these decisions is that the government makes clear, common sensible arguments admonishing various parts of the federal government for its nonsensibility.

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"If he's innocent, God will stop the drone"

Obama: Road to Change...ing how easy I can kill you

Nearly everyone knows that eleven years ago today terrorists hijacked four airplanes. Two of the planes flew into the World Trade Center Towers, one crashed into the Pentagon and another crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania. Those left dead numbered in the thousands, and many more were left with physical and emotional wounds, some of which still haven't fully healed.

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