Daily Archive: August 30, 2009

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If I were a progessive . . .

I think I’d be downright enthusiastic about Bill Bradley’s plan to marry health care reform with tort reform. It seems to me that legal damages are basically an ad hoc way of compensating for...

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the continuing oddity of the circumcision debate

The continuing debate on circumcision and HIV infection is very strange. Circumcision is tangential to the politics that interest me. While I’m convinced of my position on circumcision for medical gain, and particularly the...

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Sunday Poem Series

Who Goes with Fergus? by William Butler Yeats WHO will go drive with Fergus now, And pierce the deep wood’s woven shade, And dance upon the level shore? Young man, lift up your russet...

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Ted Kennedy on the Rocks

Over the past few days, a few people have pointed me to this GQ profile of Ted Kennedy from 1990. It isn’t a fun read – liberals will undoubtedly wince at the first few...