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Thinking Allowed Archives 2004

> Another Cycle Has Ended
> Reflections on 78 Christmases
> The Last Best Hope Needs Reform
> Fixation on a Better World
> While Millions Die
> The Futility of Responding to Bill O'Reilly
> My How the Language Has Changed
> Libraries
> Tradition - Oldies and Anomalies
> The Growth and Ebb of Newspaper Size
> Militant Churches - Poor Constitution
> Intelligent Design
> Simultaneity of Slavery in Egypt With Chanuka
> Raunchy
> Go - Walmart - Go Union
> Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
> About Privatization
> I Gave My Word and Here I Am in Harm's Way
> Simplify and Overcome
> Getting Beyond Chanukah
> Dream Power
> Who Owns God?
> The Primacy of Physicality
> What a Messy Mix of Education, Religion and Politics
> Which Is First? "Religion" or American
> You Can't Tell Me He Didn't Know the Answer
> Tests of Faith
> Close Encounters With Students
> Thinking Allowed Is More Than 30 Years Old
> The Leo Straus Waltz
> Dinah
> Difficult Choices - What to Think About
> Winding Down - Losing Power
> With Values it Sometimes Depends
> The Tyranny of Goodness
> I's Like to Tell You A Story: Read on
> Looking at the Bright Side - Being Thankful
> Responsa
> Angelology
> The Faint Small Voice of Liberal Radio
> In the Name of Religion - in the Refuge of Faith
> Yes I Can and Do Make Mistakes
> How Come the Gang That Won Wasn't So Perfect?
> Catechism in the Late Afternoon
> Dealing With People Who Believe in Impossible Things
> Lost, Bereft and Alone
> The Test of a Leader
> Strangers in a Strange Land
> Future Thinking
> Honor the Hittite
> It Was a Great Day
> Hold Your Nose and Work With Bush
> Why
> Fascism, Fanaticism and Faith
> Masks
> Mourning Becomes Those Shut Out
> The Memory of All That
> The Universe of Discourse and the Intellectual Marketplace
> On the Meaning of Proscribed Words
> Time Looking for Reading
> Time Looking for Reading
> Oh, Yes - The Eclipse of the Moon
> Reform That Process
> Destruction: Conventional vs WMD
> I Am a Creationist on Saturday Mornings
> Unsolved Mysteries
> WWJD About a Bad Back?
> Yesterday, I Voted Early
> Thinking About Judging
> I Miss a Lot
> Seasonal Changes - Chances for Renewal
> Whatever Happened to the Old Songs?
> A Brush With Zohar
> Boiling Down, Condensing, Reducing
> The Sharp, Short Jab of Relief
> What Our Cowboy of a President Just Said
> Hooray for Literacy
> Hooray for Literacy
> Elections Here, Elections There, Elections Everywhere
> Uninvolved, Watching Voting Registration
> Education Reform and No Child Left Behind
> The Townhall Gambet
> The Townhall Gambet
> The Gerrymander Is Alive and Well
> The Gerrymander Is Alive and Well
> Decision Making Is Not Easy But Inevitable
> They Agreed to Disagree
> The Need to Scratch
> In Limbo
> Some Blogging on Bones
> Bones
> Some Things Got Aired Out
> Why Not Compare Their Weights?
> When a Debate Should Be a Debate
> Things You Can Depend On
> Some Neat Things Happened on This Holiday Weekend
> Pledges
> Comparing Hurricanes and War
> A Utopia of Mine Own
> Writing an Ethical Will
> How Did Your Week Go?
> There Is a Good Reason to Attend
> A Friend Who Died Young
> Technologically Challenged - Take Heart
> Avoiding Ivan
> Lives, Corporeal and Otherwise
> Introducing: The Ownership Society
> Misnomers, Ignorant and Deliberate
> It Is Arguable That One's Birthdate Is Not the Most Important Date in Your Life
> Francis, A Review
> Work
> Thinking From the Closet
> High Winds and Heavy Rains
> The Lingering Reality of Illusion
> What Is to Be Done and What Can Be Done About It
> The Mythic Qualities of Charter Schools
> If It Is Not One Thing It Is Another
> Among My Choices, What Would I Rather Worry About
> Shutting Off Discourse Because of a Word
> After 57 Years You Can See What Crazy Horse Looks Like
> Things I Know Absolutely Nothing About
> A Brutal Battle Over Who Is the Real Hero
> There Must Be a Special Place Where They Churn This Stuff Out
> Justice Justice
> Competition
> Advising and Consenting Isn't All They Do
> Lawyers Backed by God
> This Smaller Government, Privatization and Reliance on Faith Thing
> What Bill Has Wrought
> What's in a Word
> Tests That Come At Unfortunate Times
> Insights From Pericles' Funeral Oration
> Hoplites, Varlets and Commoners
> Church and State
> The Working Senator as President
> Doesn't Anyone Else See What I See?
> Back From the Hospital With the Energy of a Wet Noodle
> Some Last Thoughts About Knees
> The "Corpos State and Related Matters
> Words as Weapons
> The Power of Positive Dialogue
> The Power of Just One
> The Tiny Scale of Human Affairs
> We Tend to Forget
> Phobias, Needles and Otherwise
> Liberals and Conservatives
> Bombs Bursting Overhead
> Another Fourth
> Nancy's "No" and "Yes"
> The Merits of Being Left of Center
> Evicting Mrs. Fezzywig
> Issues of Modesty
> How Is Your Antenna Doing Today?
> Some Thoughts About Paul
> A Little Girl Came to Visit
> Memorial Meditations
> Nazirites, Asectics and Characters
> Thrown-Away
> Beautiful Nature - Implacable Nature
> You Didn't Know This, But
> Reinventing the Wheel and Other Things
> Liminal
> Great Performances
> Great Performances
> Let Us Think About Amalek
> What Is the Difference Between Bill Frist and Arab Leaders?
> We Also Teach for Pay in the Ivory Tower
> Let Us Not Dwell On Weighty Matters
> Reformation and Rehabilitation
> Recidivism
> On Cutting One's Own Toenails
> Thinking, Reading, Speaking and Voting in Spanish
> What Comes Back Will Bite You
> History Repeats
> The Crime of Punishment, Redux
> There Are Always Those Who Will Test Limits
> What the Conservationists Say About Bush
> Things That Are Like My Silverware Drawer
> Coffin Pictures - Torture Pictures
> "Nitwit" Is Not Strong Enough
> Oh How They Take Liberties With Truth
> What Public School Graduates Forget
> The Power of a Building Inspector
> Please Check Me on This: David Helms Said -
> "He's Such a Jerk"
> The Disparity of Destiny
> With Our Nation(al) Guard Overseas
> The Right to Know and See - Certain Things
> Malign Neglect
> Great Ideas, Few Takers
> The SOS (Sack of Sin) Factor
> Doing Things Without Thinking
> Watching G.W. Bush at a Press Conference
> Vips and Jop
> Jesus as Shapeshifter
> Tribunes and Tribute
> In the Middle of a Map
> It Does Happen Here
> Who Shall Have the Kermit Bloomgarden Violin?
> An Essay = An Attempt
> People Who Have No Doubt They Are Right
> Under Our Current Government
> Elections Are Good
> Newdow's Achievement
> Flat Stomachs and High Waists
> Spring and the Fountain of Creativity
> One Nation Under...
> Cleanse the Body but Not the Soul
> A Dream Team?
> Sanctuary
> Raconteur
> Many Americas
> Mad Max and Opportunity
> Living With an Enemy
> Apotheosis
> Unimaginable and Unthinkable
> No Underfed Down Under
> The Business of Faith
> The Cloning Gambit
> Was Bill Clinton Thinking of Leibniz?
> French Secularism - Utopianism
> The Problem With Being a Tzadik
> Elephants Yes, Donkeys No
> Sending Messages in Bottles
> Stranger in a Strange Place
> While I Was Away
> Winning Hearts and Minds
> How About That! I Am a Defendant
> Picking on the Front Runner
> How the World Divisions Will Play Out
> What an Outrage!
> Preaching the "Gospels Is Like Teaching to the Test
> Mr. Mis-Education, G.W. Bush
> What Is There About a Word?
> Manny Is 95
> I'm Sorry
> Rescuers
> Prayer Is Not a Crime
> Having Faith
> Writing 2004

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