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The Ethics Of Transgender Military Service

It’s made the news — of course.  It was designed to, the which itself is no news; Trump has long made a habit of doing something obnoxiously distracting on a divisive issue whenever it suits him.  We, apparently knowing no better, follow right along with him.

Because this was so evidently staged, I’d planned to give the entire issue a miss.  I mislike being manipulated.  The topic is nothing I’m particularly expert at; moreover, it’s not a subject with which our society as a whole is even comfortable enough to have developed (more…)

You Just Can’t Talk To Some People

“You just can’t talk to some people!”

The number of times I’ve heard this before — it’s mindblowing.  And for the most part, it’s not true.  What is true is that there are some people out there who can never persuade certain other people.

Sometimes they just don’t like each other; whether it’s a class thing, or race, or gender, or what have you.  Other times, people just (more…)