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Thinking Allowed Archives 2003

> Aristotle Through a Filter
> What Was Taught? What Was Learned?
> Those End of Year Resolutions
> And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors
> On Working
> Menorah or Hannukiah
> Holding Contrary Notions
> Islamic, Faith Based and Obstructionist
> The Nearer It Gets to Christmas
> The Crazies on the News Station
> The "Snigger" Factor
> Shooting Guns in the Air
> The Hamas Contribution
> Wearing Religious Attire in School
> The Day After the Annual Meeting
> Writing About What You Know
> Gimmie a "C" Note
> December 7, 2003
> Collective Amnesia
> The State of the European Union
> Missteps
> Civil Marriage and Religious Marriage
> On Being
> The Badly Told Story of Public Education
> Nation Unbuilding
> Local Phenomena
> Seeing Her in Person Is So Much Better
> Watching the Reporting of a Demonstration
> Dry Baptism
> Flat Roof Society
> Three Guys and One Computer
> What Ever Happened to...?
> The Panopticon
> Dominance and Marginalization
> Banana-Boat Bob and Jerry Vroom-Vroom
> Communication and the Self
> Bias of the Conservative Kind
> Chattel Housing and Independence
> Alienation = Alien Nation
> The Ideal Presidential Candidate
> The Power to Grant Life and Death
> Lay the Accusations Squarely on the Culprits
> The Greater Good
> Some Disturbing Signs
> Diplomas, Degrees - Just Bits of Paper
> If I Believed in Saints, Teresa Would Be One
> The Self, As in Selfish
> Pets
> It Always Takes Me By Surprise
> Much More Than Hypocritical
> Throwing Money at Mr. Bush
> Who Shall and Who Shall Not?
> Execrable Accent, Admirable Thoughts
> Thomas Aquinas and Me
> Islam and Democracy?
> Maya and Hana
> At Four in the Morning
> Numbers
> Franken on Lying
> Problems With Black and White
> J.O.A.T.
> Apply the Rules Equally to Everyone
> Licit and Illicit Arms
> Licit and Illicit Arms
> Minding Your 4 R's
> Invite One Home for an Evening Chat
> On Face Value
> ELF
> How Some Others See Some of Us
> Itches
> The Same Thing Happens to Me - Often
> Enjoying the Concert
> Stability
> The Electoral College
> Switching Off Stress
> Draining the Treasury
> I Think I Shall Never See a Tree
> Muslim and American
> We Live in Perilous Times
> Cat and Mouse
> Dear Judge Jordan
> Slavery
> Life Is a Selective Process
> The Death of Murder
> Wet a Finger and Hold It in the Air
> Freezers Are Complicated, So Is Life
> Work or Labor, It Ennobles
> Costs of War
> Rules to Live By
> How About a "Hitler" Doll?
> Physics
> Francis
> The School Calendar
> If the War Is Over, Why...?
> Deregulating Government
> On Reading
> Blackouts, Terrorists and Mindlessness
> You Have to Take It Personally
> There Are Times
> As Costs Rise
> What a World This Is - Punishment: Life
> Libertarians, Liberians and Californians
> Security Fence, Barrier, Wall
> Individual Delivery or Go to Fed Express?
> Wireless Connectivity
> An Antique Idea
> The Lie in Sending Soldiers Out to Die
> Science Fiction and Me
> I Was a "Quota" Freshman in College
> Dismantling Prosperity
> Things I Do Not Understand
> Dead Ends
> Conversations With Books
> Foxes, Scorpions and Animals in Herds
> How Far From Tulia, Texas is Falluja, Iraq?
> Pyramids, China's Great Wall and Benefits
> Why Do They Do It?
> Wanted: A Donor of One Back for Mine
> Private VS Public
> Do Soldiers Wear Masks?
> What You Do Not See or Hear Can Hurt You
> Absurd First Step
> "Insider Training"
> Murdering Time
> What Is Wrong With This Picture?
> Hillary, the Only Choice for Chief
> The Freedom to Be Amiri Baraka
> A Roof Over One's Head
> Are We Having Fun Yet?
> Home, Not So Sweet and Often Wet
> An Old Soldier Reflects
> Screening for What?
> A Not So Funny Thing, This is Serious
> Heading for a Time of Troubles
> Ruach
> Taxpayer, Who Me?
> Minders
> Rigid
> Poor, Transient and Black = Failure
> Clocks, Thermostats, Appetites
> The Bird at Gate 47
> Hiring Hessians Hurriedly
> Salem, Oregon Built a Carousel
> Reading the Latest Potter
> Going to Temple in California
> Indonesian Puppets
> Portraits
> Banana Yellow Cars
> Sneezing in Seattle
> A Weapon of Mass Transportation
> I'm a Stranger Here, Myself
> Sars As a Terrorist Disaster
> See, Promise and Renege
> Words
> Boys Do Not Run the Boy Scouts
> The Filibuster Loophole
> Thinking Beyond the Framework
> Pleasing the Party in Power
> Readers Betrayed by Deceit and Plagiarism
> Impressive Work for a Thirteen-Year-Old
> A Mighty Good Wind
> Hallelujah! - I Am Born Again*
> Getting a Job, Any Job
> Flying Into the Rising Sun
> "Up the River and Down" and "Oh Hell"
> I Clap on the Off-Beat
> "Snollygoster"
> Rescue At Sea
> On Overfeeding the Overfed
> "Tender"
> The Bunker Mentality
> While We Are At War We Are At Sea
> I Remember My Sailor Suit
> Put Your Focus on This
> What Isn't Funny Isn't In The Comics
> When Is An Emergency Not An Emergency?
> Do It Yourself
> Cinco de Mayo
> Whether to Rob or to Steal
> The Longest Umbilical Cord in the World
> Jobless in Victorious America
> Extirpation, Absolution and Atonement
> A Mockery, Charade and Insult
> Power Flaunted is Power, Indeed
> Starved for Money - But Don't Say Taxes
> "But"
> Here Is What I Am Going to Do
> Exposures, Excoriations, Tirades
> Pie in the Sky
> For Those Who Rant, and Those Who Can't
> What Is Good For Corporations
> Your Loot May Be Just What I Always Wanted
> Matzobrei
> Our Fossil Fuel Civilization
> Passover is Half Over for Me
> The Legal Basis for This War
> War Works
> Invisible Things
> Things That Disappear
> While I Was Away
> Of What Use Is It To Complain
> Dear Readers: Thinking Allowed Is Shutting Down
> Iraq, the 51st U.S. State
> Hedging Bets
> The Ability to Ignore Everything Else
> I Thought He Would Announce He Won
> Learning While I Ride
> Skibbitegits
> Being Hip With Grandiose Slogans
> Blame
> Condolences
> The Lack of War Jitters
> The Lack of War Jitters
> I Just Don't Get It
> Schools of Thought
> Nothing But the Cheapest for Our Children - Redux
> Rx: You Better Believe!
> Helen
> Assimilation as Cultural Rape
> Dwelling on "Good"
> The "Anti" Gang
> Liberalism Isn't Dead, Just the Liberal Party
> Thoughts on Oldest Human History at Risk
> Indefensible and Uncivilized
> Reflections on a Disturbing Film
> The U.S. as "Kigme"
> I Had a Hammer
> Raise the Rates?
> When Walking Away Is a Mistake
> I Said Kaddish Twice Today
> Did You Ever Hear of the Morgenthau Plan?
> Belgium Tries Absent Accused War Criminals
> I Had a Great Idea That I Forgot
> I Know What You Are Going to Say
> All Theater Goers' Seats Are Less or More than Equal
> Eve of War (WWI)
> An Idea That Isn't Even Half-Baked
> Exam Room 16
> Space and Me (I)
> On Letting People Keep Their Money
> Islamic Imperialism and "Dhimmitude"
> Putting the Headline Before the Story
> Shop Here if You Believe
> Parables, Proverbs and Platitudes
> Reflections on Dying in Pennsylvania
> Some Humans Are Like Viruses
> Blaming Children for the Costs of Education
> Cmon, Think This Through With Me
> Playing Music by Hammering Strings
> Talent
> Class Warfare? Subject Revisited
> I Knew a Woman Who Had an Abortion
> I Knew a Woman Who Had
> Kishkes and Chutzpah
> An Absence of Bodies
> The Lynch Mob Waits in Hostile Territory
> The Sanctity of Life
> Built on Illusion
> Humans, Humanism and Humanists
> I Complain, Therefore I Am
> The Troubling Role of a New Elite
> A Case of "Pilpul"
> Business Based Initiative

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