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Changing The Tempo at NTS

When we launched Not The Singularity, we had high hopes for the site. We hoped to create a fusion space where folk could read commentary on politics, gaming, foreign affairs, literature, music and so forth without being patronized,  and without having to cleave to any ideology other than being interested in the subject matter. We […]

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Is It Time for the World to Intervene in America’s Bloody Civil War?

Heh: That’s America, we say, as news of the latest massacre breaks – last week it was the slaughter of 12 people by Aaron Alexis at Washington DC’s navy yard – and move on. But what if we no longer thought of this as just a problem for America and, instead, viewed it as an […]

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Chuck Todd, Food Stamps, and the Media

Chuck Todd’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (which he brought on himself by saying that it isn’t the media’s job to correct Republican lies about Obamacare) hasn’t ended yet: Unfortunately for Todd, the controversy isn’t going away. The latest salvo: a petition on the website Credo Mobilize, which had drawn 50,000 signatures by […]

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Ted Cruz: Best Thing That Ever Happened to the Democratic Party

When Karl Rove has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal scolding Republicans for their newest self-destructive strategy of shutting down the government over funding for Obamacare, you know the Grand Old Party is in deep trouble. Today, Sen. Ted Cruz threatened a filibuster over Obamacare funding. … “I will do everything necessary and anything […]

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“Conviction Was Never Going To Happen”

This is too painful for me to comment on. I could barely finish reading the article. But I think it’s important for it to get the widest coverage possible, since it probably won’t get much: Dr. Shiping Bao, the Volusia County medical examiner who was in charge of handling slain-teenager Trayvon Martin’s body in February […]

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Such Sophisticated, Edgy Commentary on Syria!

This is what passes for intelligent, sophisticated commentary on Syria — Julia Ioffe on how an unexpected opportunity for a diplomatic solution to Obama’s sabre-rattling is really Obama “getting played by Putin and Assad”: This, apparently, is how diplomacy happens these days: Someone makes an off-hand remark at a press conference and triggers an international […]

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GrandCon; The new boy on the block is making a big splash

Presenting sponsor, Celebration! Cinema, along with Marc Specter and Brian Lenze are getting together to bring us a new convetion but is it worth going to? At GenCon I was granted the chance to do a video interview with Marc and Brian along side of Blix from the ConMen. The video isn’t quite ready so […]

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Womansplaining Rick Perry To The Mansplainers

Anti-abortion rights bloggers just canNOT understand what was so awful about Rick Perry telling Wendy Davis she hadn’t learned from her own experience of single motherhood. First of all, here is what Rick Perry said (emphasis mine): “Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful […]

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This Is What Anti-Abortion Extremism Looks Like

humanautomaton You think you’ve seen it? Well, I’m sure you have. So have I. But nothing I have read in recent memory encapsulates it as well as Steven Ertelt’s response, at the very inaptly named Life News, to this op-ed in today’s New York Times by Judy NiCastro, describing her experience with abortion at 23 […]

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Abortion Should Be Banned Because Fetuses Can Masturbate

Mind you, only male fetuses masturbate: As the House of Representatives gears up for Tuesday’s debate on HR 1797, a bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions 20 weeks post fertilization, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued in favor of banning abortions even earlier in pregnancy because, he said, male fetuses that age were already, shall […]

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