Author: Paul Campos

Home / (Page 224)
Sanjay Gupta, CNN medical correspondent and Obama’s choice for surgeon general, is against the passage of medical marijuana laws (let alone legalizing the substance) because — wait for it — smoking marijuana “really isn’t very good for you.” That’s some sophisticated social analysis you’re prescribing there, doctor! If we’re going to ban stuff that really […]

Terrorism and War

By
|
On January 7, 2009

Debates about the meaning of “terrorism” often feature some odd assumptions, including: (1) Killing 500 civilians while making some attempt to avoid killing them is less morally problemati

Upon further review

By
|
On January 3, 2009

Since my beloved Michigan Wolverines just suffered their first really bad season since the Johnson administration, I’ve discovered that what fans do in this situation is review highlights from g

Eyeless in Gaza

By
|
In Uncategorized
|
On January 2, 2009
I’ve been writing an opinion column for ten years, and something I’ve noticed about what that role does to you (meaning me) is that it more or less impels you to talk about stuff you don’t really know much about as if you do. People who are really good at it — like say Tom […]

Religion versus religiosity

By
|
On December 18, 2008

Barack Obama has always claimed his religious faith is one of the most important things in his life, and essential to his identity. It’s therefore all the more disappointing that his choice of R

When Bad Things Happen to Rich People

By
|
In Uncategorized
|
On December 17, 2008
The Madoff affair is interesting on a bunch of levels — psychologically, politically, and sociologically, among others. Something that ought to be looked into vigorously by the new administration is how one of the financial world’s most prominent people could run a scheme that produced such an extraordinary improbable result (15 straight years of significantly […]

The dumbest thing ever posted on the Internet

By
|
In Uncategorized
|
On December 8, 2008
As the U.S. economy melts down, as international tensions threaten to spiral out of control, as the sixth anniversary of the biggest foreign policy disaster in American history approaches, as the question of whether George W. Bush is the worst president in American history becomes about as interesting as the question of whether the 2008 […]
It is main inner container footer text