Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
The more I write articles examining the Tea Party phenomenon in detail, the more impressed I am at how versatile the concept of "tea" is when it comes to creating metaphors -- especially when it comes time to write the article's headline. There is, after all, a long list to choose from: weak tea, strong tea, bitter tea, sweet tea, iced tea, tea party (as in "ain't just a. ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
Jun 25 2014, 8:38pm CDT
Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
The late Neil Armstrong is rightly regarded as a hero for being the first person to ever walk on the Moon. But arguably his greatest feat was managing to land the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander in the first place.
The Lander was -- in the words of Douglas Adams -- a crazy piece of near junk by today's standards, and while it was an obvious technical marvel, landing it was also incredibly risky. Armstrong had to deal with low fuel and pick a landing sit ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
Jun 12 2014, 3:44am CDT
True leaders gone, of land and people.
We choose no kin but adopted strangers.
The family weakens by the length we travel.
—Jane’s Addiction, “Three Days,” 1990
It seems pretty obvious to most observers that our social networks have changed in the past few decades thanks to technology. The widespread use of cell phones, the increasing affordability of air travel, the rise of the Internet, and the advent of so ...
Full article at: Miller-McCune
Jun 2 2014, 8:00am CDT
Source: The Philosopher's Magazine
Brian D Earp argues that criticising a religious practice from the perspective of secular ethics is not the same thing as being prejudiced against the religion.
In a now-notorious ruling, a regional court in Cologne, Germany decided that non-therapeutic circumcision of young boys violates their constitutional rights to bodily integrity and to self-determination – even if carried out with parental permission, and even for religious reasons. The German legislature passed an eme ...
Full article at: The Philosopher's Magazine
Aug 27 2013, 11:51am CDT