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Why are some Iranian men wearing female Islamic garb?

Why are some Iranian men wearing female Islamic garb?

Because they have had the courage to respond to a challenge issued by Masih Alinejad, an Iranian activist and journalist living in New York who recently urged men to support her campaign against the enforced wearing of the hijab by Iranian authorities. Alinejad, according to this report, runs the My Stealthy Freedom campaign and often shares […]

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Democracy in America

Democracy in America

The US has a long inglorious history of hucksterism and fraud. You’d think it was something we took pride in, along with the Enlightenment ideas in the Declaration of Independence and the hot dog. Think of the meeting of the Duke and the Dauphin in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, for example. “What got you […]

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When evangelical Internet troll Bob Hutton comes calling

When evangelical Internet troll Bob Hutton comes calling

THIS being a quiet Saturday evening, I thought I’d address the problem of the Internet Troll,  best described by the creator of Flayme.com thus: I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful. Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just […]