Howard on Terorism and Our Response Over the Last Ten Years

I think John Howard is a little too enthusiastic about Indonesia, where there is still a troubling level of Islamic violence against minority religious groups, and about the so-called Arab Spring. There is reasonable concern that movements interpreted by the West as movements for democratic reform in Arab nations will only be democratic until Wahhabist governments are installed. Democracy is antithetic …

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Rick Perry and the Value of Human Life

I am not a US citizen (though my wife is), so I can’t vote in the US presidential election anyway. And I support the death penalty in very limited circumstances. But I could not vote for Rick Perry, much as his conduct and policies are admirable in other areas, because it seems to me likely that …

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First They Came for the Fat Kids

Pastor Martin Niemoller, who spent seven years in Nazi prisons, wrote: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for …

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A Government That Does Nothing

Or at least, a government that does very little, would be a pleasant change. Evidence suggests that the more government does, the worse off people are. The problem with the Gillard government is not that is has accomplished nothing. The problem is that it has accomplished nothing at such great expense.

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And Right On Cue

Five minutes after I posted the previous article about global warming alarmists losing debates and resorting to insults, an article by professor of psychology Stephan Lewandowksy appeared on the ABC’s Drum website. It starts off well enough: Science is self-correcting. In the long run, occasional errors that slip into the peer-reviewed literature are ironed out. …

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We Won’t Debate You Because…

Global warming alarmists and atheists seem to have the same problem when it comes to debating those who disagree with them – they lose. Consequently, they prefer to snipe from the sidelines, refusing to debate, and justifying their refusal with insults. This video, about proposed debates between Wlliam Lane Craig and UK atheists/humanists, demonstrates this …

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