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Money Madness: Why and How College Athletes Should be Paid

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Free markets and college football. Deeply embedded into the sociocultural fabric of American life, these two time-honored traditions are incompatible. Why is scandalous headline after scandalous headline born from the act of receiving compensation for working hard, an act that...More

 

Float Like A Butterfly, And Sting Like One Too

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Its Sunday April 28th! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1967, Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. military. The self-proclaimed "Greatest Fighter of All Time" cited religious reasons for staging his...More

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Stopping Rush: A Modern David and Goliath Tale

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"The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance." --Samuel Butler Rush Limbaugh has been spouting bile unchecked for many years, but the reaction to his obscene tirades against Sandra Fluke in February of 2012 set off an...More

 

Your Child is Gay: Oh What Now!

I know a police officer who is very socially conservative. He’s a Baptist who believes that homosexuality is wrong, as most evangelical do, if not all. We had the usual discussion about gay people and he expressed his disapproval as...More

 

Dream Team Gleam Scheme

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It’s Wednesday August 8th! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1992, the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Dream Team clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. No surprise to many, it...More

 

The Smile on a Mother’s Face and My Heart is Envious

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Today I’m feeling a little envious of someone. That someone is Michael Phelps. It has nothing to do with his gold medals, his good looks or how much more money he probably has than I. What I do envy him...More

 

Opening Ceremonies

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And so we begin another Olympic Games tonight with all of the pomp and ceremony - marching athletes, flag waving, lighting the caldron, speeches, huzzahs. Hyper-nationalism on display for all to see. It is probably not what Pierre de Fredy,...More

 

North Carolina Pastor Advocates Physical Abuse of Effeminate Boys

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Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C. is no kind of shepherd at all. A pastor to me has always been someone to turn to for spiritual guidance; someone who has the ear of God and speaks...More

 

Should I grow Paganini?

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Most parents are convinced of the extraordinary talents of his offspring. Try to say a loving father or mother that they grow not Beethoven or Lobachevsky, a humble engineer, salesman, and even the janitor - and you will instantly become...More

 

Why Israelis Love Iranians [Dean's Corner]

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How could Israelis love Iranians? This compelling video points a simple truth: how can you hate someone you don't know? Could this be a game changer? Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...More