CategoryPolitics

The “politics” category includes comments on my general political philosophy and how it’s applied in the world today.

A few recent articles on steriods

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My position on steroids in sports is pretty well established, but I know how much you all love hearing more about it. So here are a few recent articles. Lance Armstrong: Victim? This sounds like a review of the USADA’s prosecution of Lance Armstrong, but really an examination of their power and their role as a quasi-governmental agency that operates without the oversight and Constitutional...

Lightbulbs and patent trolls

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I’m always searching for good analogies that highlight what’s wrong with software patents. I don’t remember where I saw this, but I like it. We all know the story of how Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. He knew the basics of what he needed to invent: something that would glow consistently when a current was applied to it, but wouldn’t burn up too quickly. The idea for...

Why religious arguments against legalizing gay marriage are idiotic.

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I’m for gay marriage. I’m not gay, so I’m not personally affected (hey, might as well be honest that we’re mostly motivated by things that personally affect us), but I support it on philosophical grounds and on evidence that it strengthens communities. That said, I can understand some of the arguments against it. Except for the religious ones, which are just stupid.

Josho

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