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Bedouins Reap Benefits of Solar Power

Bedouins Reap Benefits of Solar Power
By April 21, 2008

3-year-old Mohammed Abu-Kaf was was diagnosed at birth with sleep apnea, a life-threatening chronic illness. A resident of the 'recognised' village of Um Bathin, his father Hassan explained that Mohammed requires a special Seapack mask to keep his airways clear … Read More

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Jewish Intelligent Design Proponents Are Jewish Uncle Toms

Jewish Intelligent Design Proponents Are Jewish Uncle Toms
By April 20, 2008

[Ed note: Our point/counterpoint with David Klinghoffer and Sahotra Sarkar on Ben Stein's Expelled provoked a heated reaction from readers and some regular writers. Jay Michaelson's follows below, the first of several more likely to be posted soon.] "All of … Read More

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This Week In Op-Eds: Self-Loathing Coastal Elitists Edition

This Week In Op-Eds: Self-Loathing Coastal Elitists Edition
By April 20, 2008

Our traditional, if recently inaugurated practice, has been to hand out diamonds and coals to the best and worst newspaper opinion pieces of the week, and the week of April 13 had no shortage of candidates for either nod. On … Read More

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Among The Hillary Haters In Philadelphia

Among The Hillary Haters In Philadelphia
By April 18, 2008

I had a meeting this morning and I was running late. I realized I had missed the bus and there were no cabs to be found. I started walking towards Center City all while hoping I’d miraculously run into a … Read More

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“Intelligent Design” Creationism Is An Immoral Fraud

“Intelligent Design” Creationism Is An Immoral Fraud
By April 18, 2008

[Ed note: The documentary Expelled, starring Ben Stein, premiers today. It purports to show that views on the origins of life and species that dissent from orthodox evolutionary theory have been systematically, well, expelled from the academy. Sahotra Sarkar, Professor … Read More

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Abortion As Performance Art

Abortion As Performance Art
By April 18, 2008

Name-dropping and gossip-blogging aren't really my thing, but before I say anything about the big story out of America's oldest college daily yesterday, I had better disclose that I definitely once had a class with Yale College senior Aliza Shvarts … Read More

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If You Feelin’ Like A Pimp [Word We Won't Touch], Go And Brush Your Shoulders Off

If You Feelin’ Like A Pimp [Word We Won't Touch], Go And Brush Your Shoulders Off
By April 18, 2008

What do you do when debate "moderators" spend 45 minutes surreally demanding that you explain why and for how long you've hated America and loved terrorism? Obviously, you get that dirt off your shoulder (via Spencer Ackerman, who correctly notes … Read More

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Who Owns Passover?

Who Owns Passover?
By April 18, 2008

Passover is a time of asking questions, and I have a few. This year, though, the furor that surrounded Barack Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and his sermons that dared to suggest that this Christian nation may actually be earning God’s … Read More

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