Daily Archive: November 5, 2010


A Metaphysical Train Wreck is Music to Skeptical Ears

Chris — no philosophical slouch he — writes: It’s interesting that Joe brings out the “no true atheists” trope in his first post, claiming that atheism is ultimately “incoherent” (at least as much as...


The Hunger Games (and other books and such)

I just finished the second book of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy – Catching Fire. Both books have been really great reads – fast paced, suspenseful, extremely and surprisingly violent given their intended audience....



This really speaks to how I view politics: In one of the most shameless displays of political narcissism in recent memory, presumptive Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) choked up on Election...


Should we ban roses because they give us pleasure?

Via Andrew, here’s TPM’s Josh Marshall: I just don’t know if I think marijuana should be legalized at all. Maybe it’s that I’m getting into my 40s. And maybe I’m a hypocrite… But do...


Status redistribution and American exceptionalism

“It occurs to me that there’s an obvious link here with the idea that the contemporary populist right is heavily driven by ressentiment—and that a lot of our current politics has less to do...

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