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So Jonathan’s off on his boring “centrism is stupid” high horse again.  But clearly, it’s not centrism, but Jonathan who is stupid. Centrism is the opposite of stupid: it’s a smart and sophisticated reaction to the world as it is, and to political reality. Centrism recognises there’s some middle ground between a flat tax and […]

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 Once upon a time, I counted myself a Republican.  It’s a true story.  And not just a Republican, but a hard-core, social-conservative Republican.  I was anti-abortion-rights, pro-death-penalty, pro-prayer-in-schools.  I was your cliche, full-on, religious-conservative Republican.  And I lived in the US at the time, and was surrounded by friends who felt the same. *edit*: A […]

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All over my facebook today, people are citing the fake MLK quote about celebrating death and making quite disparaging remarks toward the people who are expressing pleasure with the fact Osama Bin Laden is dead.  I’ve wanted to engage in a conversation about it, but given both the fact it’s not in one place, and […]

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It’s truly horrible to read about what happened to CBS Foreign Correspondant Lara Logan, who was raped and beaten while covering events in Egypt.  Much of the conversation around the issue has been appalling, but I can highly recommend this post from The Pursuit of Harpyness as an incredibly well-written and insightful take on what […]

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About 8 months ago, in May last year, I had a mini-breakdown. It had been a long time coming.  Too many years of suppressing problems and not actually dealing with the stuff that had been hurting me, and certainly not dealing with it right. I’d gotten to a place that like, or a place that […]

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