Daily Archive: July 10, 2009


One Last Thing About the Palin Inquisition

In the comments, I keep hearing about how Sarah Palin’s personal life is relevant because she made it part of her campaign.  Well, yeah – but that’s a reason not to scrutinize her personal...


Debating Sarah Palin

Yours truly (doing his best to represent The League) is debating the great Sarah Palin question at PublicSquare today through this weekend.  My opening argument is here.  My sparring partner is Morgen Richmond from...


Friday Night Jukebox: Random Rules Edition

From the great American road trip album (apologies for the bizarre imagery in the video): Anyway, The Silver Jews are a pretty fantastic band. A few years ago, Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane...


I bet you don’t think this post is about you, do you?

Have you ever encountered one of those bloggers who is just the perfect mix of self-denial, insecurity, arrogance, and unoriginality that everything they write seems flat and insincere, contrived, and sort of … regurgitated? ...


Begetting Worse Politicians

Responding to Scott’s argument (with which I agree almost entirely) that Andrew Sullivan’s obsession with Sarah Palin is counterproductive to good politics, Jaybird commented: As someone who was temporarily under the impression that Sarah...


Matt Lewis and Patrick Byrne

Via the man himself in the comments: a very interesting interview between Matt Lewis and Patrick Byrne.  They talk about statism, school vouchers, and naked short selling:


quote for the morning

“I would like to make a deal with Cafferty. Jack, you don’t tell people that a career in the performing arts disqualifies them from seeking elected office, and I won’t say publicly that your...


Patrick Byrne

The man in the below video is Patrick Byrne of a blog I just recently discovered called Deep Capture.  He’s also the CEO of Overstock.com.


be true to your school?

I was thinking about the loss of my home state’s only major league sports team, the Whalers, and it occurred to me how odd it is when people talk about a team’s fanbase or...