Daily Archive: April 21, 2010

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I know Mark Levin, and you sir are no Mark Levin

I love debate, as all of you here know, but when someone picks on Mark Levin – the most gentlemanly scholar and scholarly gentleman I have ever known, a veritable light in a sea...

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No epistemic closure here!

One response to the debate over conservatism and “epistemic closure” has been to argue that, well, conservatism is ailed by no such disease. I highlighted Jim Manzi’s excellent takedown of Mark Levin’s Liberty and...

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Derivatives Regulation Update

As an update to this earlier post, Blanche Lincoln’s derivatives rules have passed out of committee.

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Glee Week 1 Back Review

I have to say my Glee predictions turned out to be truer and materialize faster than I had anticipated.  They tried the failed we’re going to be popular/now we’re not slushy in the face...

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“We are out of the eradication business”

Jason’s 4/20 cri de coeur is well taken, but here’s a bit of hopeful news on the drug war front from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Danger Room: I’m also mystified...

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Folk wisdom and the tyranny of the experts

[updated below] I’ve been thinking about birth a great deal lately. This is likely because birth in my family is just around the corner. Our second is due in July. In any case, all...

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You Neanderthal!

Evidence of Stone Age inter-breeding gives new meaning to an old insult.

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Plato’s Republic (3): The Soul

In The Republic, Plato attempts to translate the Sacred Order of transcendent Being into the Social Order of the Polis. In a philosophical soul, the higher reason will rule over the lower instincts by...

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