Daily Archive: July 29, 2009


More Ad Space Please

The lengths companies will go to use any available eye-line to try to sell me something is beyond belief.   Let me explain.  I’m walking to work this morning and pass a cement mixing truck...


hawks and owls

So, lately I’ve been trying to branch out a bit more – to see what the movement conservatives have to say and pay it a little more heed (rather than focusing only on the...


I liked

David Brooks’ latest column better as a book.


quote for the day

Last night I was sitting with my two-year-old daughter and she was playing with her Cinderella toy and her Mermaid and she’s talking away, and then at one point she says (Cinderella to the...


You’re surprised?

Stacy McCain: With all the humor I could muster, I’ve tried to broker peace. Now, however, the pilots have been scrambled, the jets are fueled and fully armed, and if a stand-down order is...


Some thoughts after starting Nozick.

I’m finally reading Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia, and I’m a hundred pages in and enjoying it so far. There are plenty of nicely conceived thought experiments. But I’m not a libertarian, and...


Practice what you preach

While I suppose we should all be glad that Townhall has officially disavowed the Obama ‘Birther’ movement, it’s hard to take them seriously when they’re simultaneously sending out ads for Birther merchandise.


Is the Criminal Justice System racist?

For the prosecution: Bruce Western. For the defense: Heather Mac Donald. As someone who is inclined to find fault with the status quo, I expected agree with Western, but Mac Donald’s defense of the...



Cassandra and Cynthia Yockey are making sense.


Sec. Hilldawg and Indispensable FP

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This is Sec. Clinton on Meet the Press last week. The first 30 minutes or so is worth the watch as it...