Daily Archive: April 28, 2010


A Golden Age of American Poetry?

From the NYRBlog: In a country in which schools seem to teach less literature every year, where fewer people read books and ignorance reigns supreme regarding most issues, poetry is read and written more...


The Deep Divide

Responding to the post by Br. Chris, I think Matt Taibbi has a point.  Tea Partiers and other small government types were opposed to the bailout and would like to see an end to crony capitalism and the marriage...


So Zizek Walks Into Google

For those of you losing sleep awaiting my take on Zizek’s commentary on Christian mysticism and politics, rejoice and be glad, your day has finally arrived (over at my other blog Beams and Struts).


Palibbinism: Or The Financial Servile State

Matt Taibi writes: The Republicans, meanwhile, are in the difficult position of trying to sell Wall Street’s position on the Regulatory Reform bill to their base. That might not sound so very difficult, given...


Millman’s Taxonomy ctd.

William summarizes Millman’s taxonomy (and doesn’t that roll off the tongue? You almost want to capitalize ‘taxonomy’: Millman’s Taxonomy – as if it were some well established thing…) thusly: liberal vs. conservative (attitudes toward...


Our debased political discourse

The annoying tendency of opposition parties to pick really dumb nits is exacerbated by the fact that they did the exact same shit when they were in power. Witness Marc Thiessen, whose concern for...


Answers in Genesis

MSNBC reports that Noah’s Ark may have been found on Turkey’s Mount Ararat. The finders, led by an evangelical group, say they are “99.9 percent” that a wooden structure found on the mountainside was...