Daily Archive: September 16, 2010


The League Road Show

Starting a week from today (9/24), I’ll be hitting the road with a friend for a baseball and bourbon trip. With that in mind, I was wondering if the peanut gallery might have any...


The Old Testament: Numbers and Deuteronomy

Numbers and Deuteronomy complete the Pentateuch/Torah- the books of Moses depicting the creation of the world, the delivery of the Jews out of Egypt, the establishment of the tribes of Israel and their laws....


Virtually crime free

I was discussing Kevin Drum’s post on falling crime rates in America and the old Freakonomics argument came up – that the only possible explanation for this phenomenon is the after-effects of Roe v....


Neoliberalism & Culture

Will is absolutely correct to note that the success of the Anglophone and Northern European governance models (and their Asian counterparts who have emulated and innovated with these models successfully) rest a great deal...


How to govern well

What do Singapore, the United States, Canada, Denmark, and England all have in common? At first glance, not much. One is an oligarchic city state, two are parliamentary democracies, another is a Scandinavian social...


Best anti-penny rant of all time?

This is quite brilliant (via): Besides, for the people who do inexplicably love pennies, think how much more their penny collections will be worth in a world that no longer mints them?


Miranda as a Rule of Evidence

One common misunderstanding of Miranda — which Scott’s comment displays despite this having been repeatedly pointed out to him in the past — is that it found a constitutional right to be read your...


Miranda, Seen and Unseen

Commenter Scott writes: I re-read my Constitution and I still can’t find the part where it says that the cops have to tell you your rights. He’s right, of course. It isn’t in there....


How to Learn

This article on study skills research was fascinating to me. It corresponds well with my own experience, particularly this: [M]any study skills courses insist that students find a specific place, a study room or...