In a fairly recent Op-Ed–or was it a miscategorized Obituary?– New York Times columnist and political ‘pundit’, David Brooks announced the “End of (Moral) Philosophy.” (Click here for link to article.) As many commentators have been quick to point out, Mr. Brooks’s breaking news of moral philosophy’s demise had been based on rumors greatly exaggerated. But as philosophers […]
Amidst the controversy over President Obama’s decision to declassify Justice Department memos pertaining to CIA interrogative tactics, MSNBC ‘Countdown’ host, Keith Olberman criticized the president for excusing the actions of those involved in the alleged torture of al Qaeda suspects, on the ground that they were made to believe that their actions were consistent with […]
[E]ngaging in a semantic debate over whether the interrogative practices, which by the admission of many former members of the Bush administration are, as Hayden put it, at the “outer limits” of law are sufficiently intensive to constitute torture is to be complicit in if not their overt endorsement then certainly in their being enacted.
So Mr. Santorum is back and here we have his opinion piece from the Philadellphia Inquirer finally shedding a light on America’s true enemmy: the president and presumably all those who elected him.
Washington Diary: Cryng on Cable by Matt Frei was published today on the BBC website on the current state of American Journalism and the bad habit of confesional public speech and crying in public.
The Obama administration has repealed a federal rule instituted by the Bush administration permiting medical professionals to refuse procedures to patients on the grounds of their moral (read religious) commitments. As CNN reports, Christian physicians are protesting the measure.
So this gentleman, who has no clear credentials or authority, has for some reason decided to honor us by soiling the pages of the NYT with what can only be called absolute garbage. David Brooks, who probably wanted to be an academic but was too lazy to read went instead into journalism where he only […]
Op-Ed Columnist The End of Philosophy By DAVID BROOKS Published: April 6, 2009 Socrates talked. The assumption behind his approach to philosophy, and the approaches of millions of people since, is that moral thinking is mostly a matter of reason and deliberation: Think through moral problems. Find a just principle. Apply it. Skip to next […]
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Frank Schaeffer discussing the current state of the GOP on CNN.