Daily Archive: June 17, 2009

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Let Me Love– Til Death Do Us Part

So I wrote this piece last year for Culture11. I wanted to link to it in response to the tedious Sandra Tsing Loh, because the piece says all I want to say about her...

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why are we asking for health care reform?

Reading Reihan’s post on the costs of health care reform today gave me what has become a very familiar feeling. Reihan’s post is well reasoned and written. I agree with him that health care...

0

Same old, same old Neocons

A reader writes Andrew: In their desire for Ahmadinejad to succeed, today’s neocons are in complete opposition to Reagan’s attitude towards the Soviet Union. Actually I would say that applies to a bunch (if...

2

a quote for the afternoon

“If Nixon could go to China in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, which was a hundred times more brutal and appalling than anything we have seen in Iran over the last few days,...

1

The Comforts of Myth

I wish that I had something worthwhile to say about Ta-Nahisi Coates’ reaction to completing McPherson’s “Battle Cry of Freedom.”  Unfortunately, I can’t imagine there’s much to be said that wouldn’t detract from it. ...

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“the big lie”

I wondered about this the other day.  While I commend Obama’s restraint and am glad that he is not, as the neoconservatives are clamoring for, actually meddling in Iranian affairs, it did seem, as...

4

kindle v twitter

I suppose the difference for me between the adopting of these two technologies – Twitter and Kindle – neither of which I use (though we do have a Twitter account tied to this blog),...

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talk radio for the kids

Conor revisits the talk-radio conundrum at his new Atlantic digs.  I was thinking about this the other day actually.  (surprise!)  I sometimes try to watch a bit of Hannity or listen to some Limbaugh...

13

working outside

So something that’s been on my mind lately is just how much I loathe sitting at a desk all the time.  I really do enjoy writing, but in order for me to attain real...