Daily Archive: December 16, 2009

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The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XVI

At the risk of “los[ing] serious street cred with [his] friends,” Mike D. nominates Glee’s (admittedly catchy) cover of “Don’t Stop Believing” and Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne covering the Bee Gees’ “To Love...

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Yes, an insurance mandate is a tax

In a rare moment of bipartisan convergence, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama continue to insist that forcing people to buy health insurance is not a tax. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong. Very wrong.

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The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XV

Here’s an eclectic bunch: Via email, Schuyler nominates Mike Posner covering Beyonce’s “Halo”; Mike nominates Dennis Brown’s reggae version of “Little Green Apples”; Scott O submits Tricky’s trippy cover of Public Enemy’s “Black Steel...

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Jersey Shore

No, I haven’t watched the show. Yes, its (fleeting) cultural footprint is inescapable. But I do want to discuss reality television in light of Jonah Goldberg’s latest column, which makes  a bunch of smart...

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The Other Echo Chamber

Daniel Larison takes a few lumps for resisting knee-jerk opposition to the war in Afghanistan.

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Misconceptions of presidential disapproval

Allahpundit jumps on the Obama-approval-ratings-are-dropping bandwagon and, like most conservatives who try to interpret the data, totally misses the point: More than 60 percent of indies disapprove of his handling of health care and the...

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Blame Canada

Okay people.  It’s time for all of you to pile on Scott and Chris.  Turns out they’re the bad guys in the whole climate change kerfuffle:

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