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Category Archive for 'The Shadow Knows'

God knows, the Catholic church has given us plenty of cause to doubt them on child sexual assault cases. But this story is really disturbing — and the author, Ralph Cipriano, is one of the few journalists who took on the Catholic church when it was still unthinkable — and lost his job at the […]

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Just another example.

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I don’t know where we get the idea that our capacity for compassion and empathy, that our desire for justice and our pursuit of it by whatever means we have, is finite. I don’t know where we get the idea that there is only so much. I don’t know where we get the idea that […]

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The anti-abortion group “Army of God” believes Planned Parenthood got what it deserved. Nevermind that innocent people were killed. Virginia-based anti-abortion activist Donald Spitz, who runs the “Army of God” website, similarly stated after Dr. George Tiller was murdered that the he “reaped what he sowed” and hosts a page celebrating those who have been […]

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This is interesting. Yes, Donald Trump is clearly mentally ill. You almost have to have something wrong with you to want to be president, but there is that and there is this: A striking number of leading mental health experts are concerned enough about the possibility of a Trump presidency that they’re willing to speak […]

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Also known to astrologers as the Uranus opposition, but what the hell do they know? Is the midlife crisis real or is it more pop-psychology hype? A new study suggests most of us are indeed unhappy with our lives somewhere in our early forties. Satisfaction follows a U-shape curve across the lifespan, reaching rock bottom […]

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Go ahead, ask any woman you know what it’s like to be dismissed out of hand. When a woman loses her cool and gets angry during an argument, she’s often dismissed as emotional and irrational — terms that only females tend to get labelled. When males express anger, on the other hand, their expressions are […]

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They beat the love of God into them: NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly beating him for hours during a family counseling session inside the “sanctuary room” of an upstate Christian church, police said on Wednesday. The victim’s parents, Bruce […]

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You know, I’ve had a couple of stressful weeks, but I read this and I think, “At least I’m not Denny Hastert!” Federal prosecutors in Chicago want former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to serve prison time to resolve a criminal indictment charging he violated federal banking law when he withdrew about $900,000 in cash to […]

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This is a very disturbing story. As I’ve mentioned before, I was in a relationship with someone who was a heavy porn user, and it definitely warps and distorts the sexual experience. (Pretty much every woman I know nods her head when I talk about this.) This story is interesting because it ties porn addiction […]

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