Daily Archive: December 21, 2009

More on ressentiment.

E.D. mentioned Julian Sanchez’s “ressentiment” rant from Coldcocked the other day. Don’t miss Julian fleshing out his thesis.

A Constitutionality Argument With Teeth?

Richard Epstein, a far greater legal mind than I, takes a dramatically different approach to the issue of whether the proposed Senate health care reform bill is constitutional.  Rather than focusing on the interstate...

The Polian Connection

After a decade of success relying on Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison, and for awhile Tony Dungy, the Indianapolis Colts are sitting undefeated through 14 games.  Manning is still there, but Dungy and Harrison are...


Mark Kleiman smacks Jane Hamsher over the head and then does a little dance.  You should read it.


I hadn’t heard these guys before now but I like this NPR Tiny Desk concert:

Blame the (Senatorial) System, Man

I don’t always (often?) agree with Paul Krugman, but his column today hits the hammer on the head.  Instead of progressives railing against Obama and his failure to get the public option in the...

Community as safety-net

One of the most common arguments against my call for better, more effective state-provided safety nets is that these safety nets somehow replace those provided by families and close-knit communities.  Apparently if people are...