Blog Archives for September 2016

Privacy, Surveillance, and Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
September 20, 2016

Stone's films convey his bluster and moral outrage, but often stop just short of really offering a sincere or nuanced discussion of his controversial topics, and 'Snowden' is like a civics teacher who can't or won't tackle alternate viewpoints or answer questions that might challenge the textbook's conventional wisdom.

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Pastor’s Anthem Enforcement Threat Goes Viral-But Is It Real?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
September 15, 2016

An Alabama pastor allegedly told a high school football game crowd that people who don't stand for the national anthem should be killed, according to news reports. But there's more to the story.

Unco Junto: Offense by Proxy and the Moral Right to Indignation

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
September 08, 2016

It's one thing to be offended as the target of an objectionable action or insult, but what about being offended on behalf of others?

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