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John McGuinness
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How I Could Be Convinced To Vote For Clinton*
I have seen it suggested that regardless of my differences with Hillary Clinton, or whatever problems I have with how she has conducted herself in the offices she has served in during her career, I still must vote for her in November in order to prevent a D...
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What I mean when I offer thoughts and prayers...
This little gem cam across my timeline today: I made a game where you try to stop mass shootings with your thoughts and prayers. It's a little challenging. https://t.co/lBjPNYF0mM — Mike Lacher (@mikelacher) June 17, 2016 I'm going to charitably assume this...
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Our Current Idol
At times following a crisis, Americans work through their grief by going through a series of rituals. Sacred texts and imagery are reviewed. Promises of loyalty are recited. Those perceived to be opposed or insufficiently committed are vilified. The hope is...
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Getting Serious About Ending Hate...
It has occurred to me that when those who have the sense to be quiet in the aftermath of a tragedy, it leaves the field open to those who do not. And so, here is my thought. I cannot promise it is equal to the magnitude of what happened, but I do think it i...
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Laying a Strong Enough Foundation
It may just me me, but it seems my generation of me was pounded with messages about what a good father should look like. From "Cats in the Cradle" to every sitcom and family comedy, the message was clear -- a good father puts Family over Career. He never mi...
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Be Not Afraid
Right now, I find myself neither driven by fear of various dark-skinned outsiders to support Donald Trump's presidential campaign, nor by fear of what Donald Trump might do as president to compromise my principals to support Hillary Clinton's campaign. My c...
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Stop with the Mocking of Thoughts and Prayers
As people know, my daughter has cystic fibrosis. You will occasionally see me here raising funds for research into treatments for cystic fibrosis like the Stair Climb, Great Strides, or the upcoming Cycle For Like ( ahem ). When I make these appeals, many p...
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Or, create something that people love
I know that admiration of Lin Manuel Miranda and what he's created with Hamilton borders on cliche at this point. I worry that we are setting him up for a tremendous fall, and I pray that won't be the case -- that he will be able to handle all the attention...
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The Most or the Best?
For some time, one of my guiding principles of discourse was that one should engage the best  arguments against one's position rather than the worst, even if there were prominent examples of the worst arguments or the worst arguments were providing the oppo...
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Rhetoric and Violence...
As the news of the violent anti-Trump protests in San Jose traced across my Twitter feed Friday night, I snarkily thought to myself, "Ah, I'm sure this will lead to a weeks-long conversation about the extreme rhetoric of the anti-Trump movement, just as it ...
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Meagan turned 11 this year, and we are now into the second decade of our CF journey. We continue to see encouraging stories of reasearch breakthroughs that are already changing what this disease means for CF patients and their families. We hear stories of C...
Meagan turned 11 this year, and we are now into the second decade of our CF journey. We continue to see encouraging stories of reasearch breakthroughs that are already changing what this disease means for CF patients and...
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Catholic husband, father, and software engineer living in Seattle.

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I Am a Mom. I Am a Myth. I Am a Legend.
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Everyone is getting all the good feelings today from this viral video, in which a middle manager type interviews a bunch of job applicants f

ESPN Tournament Challenge
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Get in on the excitement of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Compete against other fans as you fill out a bra...

The Challenge of Pluralism
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On religious liberty, campus conformity, and the difficult quest for actual-existing pluralism.

Sexual Aggressors in Bars Aren't Necessarily Drunk, But Their Targets Are
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In college, I knew girls who assigned themselves drunken alter egos based on Snow White’s seven dwarves: Happy, Sleepy, Grumpy, etc. The ide

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail
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If we want a society that dreams new things and then makes them happen, why do we teach the next generation to do the exact opposite?

Public Education’s Weird Ideological Divide
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How did Diane Ravitch's reactionary nostalgia become liberal, again?

Reihan Salam - Yoga Bodies and the Illusion of Integration
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Earlier this week, a writer for xoJane, a website best known for publishing personal essays by American women, published a short piece by a

Against the Rage Machine
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Even when we don’t opine, just clicking around, we’re like cilia on the tracheal lining of some gross beast, and our small work of enthusias

The New York Times Company
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More thoughts on liberalism and the decline of marriage.

Look Who's Gawking: Inside Nick Denton's phony, hypocritical class war a...
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“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” - Warren Buffett “Hypocrisy is

Over-rated! (Clap, Clap, Clap Clap Clap)
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On the eve of Bedlam, we ask: Is there too much emphasis on championships in college football?

Pope Francis and the Ghost of Sargent Shriver
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How the new pope is implicitly challenging Catholic liberals to prove that their worldview has a future.

Of course you should be a cafeteria Catholic!
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The expression “cafeteria Catholic” is typically used derisively by some to dismiss people who think they can pick and choose among the veri

Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing
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I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into anothe

The Francis Era: Synthesis or Civil War?
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Can Francis-era Catholicism move beyond its post-Vatican II internal conflicts?

Bernie: Praising a most unusual manager : Sports
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Mike Matheny will leave you scratching your head, yelling at the TV or typing out angry words. But whatever he does, it works. No matter how

Disputations
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Disputations. ''For true and false will in no better way be revealed and uncovered than in resistance to a contradiction.'' -- St. Thomas Aq

Feminism and the Razing of the Village - The Federalist
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Feminism promised to empower women. Instead it destroyed their support system.

Why Mothers Should Never, Ever Know Best
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When you’re pregnant or a new mom, people like to bestow all kinds of useless advice on you. Pearls of wisdom like “enjoy every moment” or “

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