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Issue No. 58: Fall '05

things within

This issue hit the streets September 30. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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From the Editor
by Craig Mazer
Editorial: Wasteful Spending Reflects Bush's Misplaced Priorities–"It's time for the Bush administration to get their priorities straight. It's time to roll back the tax cuts, get the hell out of Iraq and truly consider what's in the best interest of our country's citizens..."

MY DOG OR YOUR CHILD? Ethical Dilemmas and the Hierarchy of Moral Value
by Dr. Steven Best
Humans are endlessly creative in constructing artificial situations that allegedly "prove" that the interests of Homo sapiens always count more than other species. But it ain't always so. Dr. Best breaks down the old "My child or your dog?" scenario and reaches some surprising results.

The Column; Shadows on the Sidewalk
by Morris Sullivan
"Notes from the Cultural Wasteland" rests in peace and New orleans meets Hiroshima in the first installment of Sullivan's new column.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch
by Neal Skorpen
Choose: Weather Control | Rubber-Stamp Donkeys

Sacrificing Liberty for Security: The New American Way?
by Jeff Nall
With Congress restoring nearly all of the PATRIOT Act's sunsetting provisions to their scorching, oppressive noon-day glory, the time has come to ask ourselves–has freedom finally fallen to the fatalistic tandem of fear and security?

Walk Like a (Straight) Man
by Adam Finley
Now more than ever the gay community needs to work harder to impress and appease straight people.

by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.

Advertiser Index: The businesses that make this magazine possible; includes lots of cool music-label links.

This issue's quotes:

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."

author and professor William Ralph Inge

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it."
author H.L. Mencken