Daily Archive: June 29, 2009

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Gladwell on Free

Malcolm Gladwell can be very frustrating to read when he isn’t on his game, but I think people sometimes lose track of how fantastic he can be when he’s on. (Particularly when he agrees...

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health care musings

[updated below] Peter Suderman, from his new perch at Reason Magazine, dissects the looming breakdown of the public option in Obama’s push for health care reform.  At the crux of the issue lies the...

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Peace in the Middle East

Well, not exactly, but if you want to set down that cynicism for a moment, this could be the beginning of something perhaps sort of resembling a peace…

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quote for the afternoon

“There needs to be some form of one of the corollaries to Godwin’s Law that applies to the word treason, in that anyone who accuses someone of treason for non-treasonous behavior automatically loses the...

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Burying Buckley

Austin Bramwell has a fascinating post up about William F. Buckley and a couple biographies of the man.  Go read it.

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Ricci: An Anti-Business Decision

I disagree with Ilya Somin on the merits of the Court’s decision this morning in Ricci, but he’s absolutely right that the decision pretty well disproves notions that Justice Roberts and conservative jurisprudence more...

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Getting Hungry

Yesterday’s heartbreaker and, for Clint Dempsey, tearjerker of a loss may wind up being the best thing that could have happened for the US’ hopes in the World Cup next summer.  Of course, it...

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“My quarter pounder tasted like hegemony”

I admit I giggled at this Michael Goldfarb post celebrating the McDonaldization of France. One problem – European McDonalds are manifestly cleaner and better at making food that their American counterparts. How do we...

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It’s not enough…

…but a 150-year prison sentence is guaranteed to put Bernie Madoff away for the rest of his life.  Personally, I think he should spend it in the general population wing at Riker’s Island given...

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Iraq June 30th

Tomorrow is the deadline for the exit of US Forces from the cities in Iraq, as per the details of the Status of Forces Agreement between the (then) Bush and Maliki governments. Peter Feaver,...

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what about effects?

In light of the decision by the Supreme Court in the now-famous New Haven firefighters case– or, rather, the decision by our country’s ruling philosopher king, Anthony Kennedy– I think we need to pause...

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adventures in monday morning driving

I almost hit a deer on the freeway this morning.  Just another reason to bike rather than drive, I suppose.  Even if I could hit a deer with my bike, how much damage could...

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