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Mastering the art of political projection

Sigmund Freud was the first to describe the mentality of casting my failures onto somebody else. The crushing thought that I ruined my marriage is too much for me to face, so I blame my ex-spouse. Although exes have long been targets for this kind of treatment, public figures are even better. The further removed from my immediate relations, the safer they become.

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A post-election reflection for red, blue and purple people

As the presidential election results became clear on the evening of Nov. 6, one commentator said that we have become “the Disunited States of America.”
It has been 154 years since Abraham Lincoln, in an acceptance speech for his nomination as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, referenced the words of Jesus:  “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

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I would couch taxation with charity

I recently had a discussion with my father, who sits across the aisle from myself politically. His argument is that government spending, like bailouts and stimulus packages etc., seem to be unaccounted for and he is angry at the government for this.

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Coming up: Military Atheists

Is it possible to be an atheist and serve your country in the military? Some would say no. My guest on Nov. 12 will be Jason Torpy the President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF), a national non-profit building community for atheists and humanists in the military. Torpy also holds seats on the board of the Secular Coalition for America, the premier lobbying organization for secular issues, and the American Humanist Association, which fosters Humanist community and ethics.

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