Daily Archive: August 10, 2009

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community as a brand

“If you think of your home as property, rather than a place, and your community as a brand, rather than people, then you have decided to take a businessman’s approach. If you become a...

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If Only We Were A Christian Nation

This may seem out of the blue, but it’s been on my mind for at least a year or two now.  A constant theme in American politics seems to be one of blame, and...

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we need a new term for high-functioning autism

Or, perhaps, we need a more delicate, more nuanced and more intelligently considered use of language when we talk about autism and in particular those who are autistic and high-functioning. So: I don’t have...

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passions and principles

Jack Gillis takes on Andrew Sullivan.  I find myself thinking up points of agreement and disagreement and then…just burning out on the subject.  Suffice to say there is much to admire and much to...

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From reading Twitters and a few other places

I take it that some of my fellow liberals and progressives like Ross’s new column more than his other recent columns, particularly his now notorious Texas vs. California column. I’m with them, incidentally, and...

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What should I do (with all of this fruit)?

So, I went blackberry picking this weekend, and now I have an unreasonable number of blackberries in my fridge.  I made a cobbler last night – and I intend to make another – but...

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Trust and Good Faith

It’s taken me awhile to get to this – mostly because I’ve been (unusually) busy with real life – but I wanted to offer a few  thoughts on Mark’s post on Wyden-Bennett, and particularly...

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The Credibility Gap

[UPDATED] So, I mostly agree with the sentiment in this column, and find the dismissiveness (un-American?) displayed by Pelosi and Hoyer in this other column pretty depressing, even though I am not at all...

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