Monthly Archive: December 2010

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A Modest Proposal

The New York Times yesterday reported: “The same people driving the lawsuits that seek to dismantle the Obama administration’s health care overhaul have set their sights on an even bigger target: a constitutional amendment...

24

Do Gay Rights Hurt Democrats?

In Jason’s post on DADT’s repeal, he noted: One thing that history won’t remember, but that will certainly be true, is that the Democrats chose the single moment in all the possible permutations of...

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A suitable wardrobe

Here’s a fun article on the history of the now-ubiquitous suit:

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Will “History” Ever End?

That’s the title of my latest guest post at Dispatches From The Culture Wars. I reproduce part of it below if interested in discussing it here: Writing in TNR, Mark Lilla informs that intellectuals...

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Assange, Allegations & Assault

In general, it’s a bad idea to speculate on sexual assault cases that are ongoing. As for the allegations about Julian Assange, Kate Harding offers very good suggestions on how to have a responsible discussion and not tick...

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Some Noise About Signals, Education & Other Likely Stories

I. We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world. – Dan Quayle Recent discussions here have addressed the purpose and the value of an undergraduate liberal arts education. Purpose and...

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DADT Open Thread

So yes, DADT has been repealed. A great day, and one that I feel confident history will remember as a step forward. (I also know that conservatives hate it when I talk that way....

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Who Pays for Anonymous Protests?

In all of Anonymous’s chest-thumping about the DDOS attack on Visa, did any of them pause to think about the effect on mom and pop shops that may have lost sales because they couldn’t...

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On Expectations of Privacy and Internet Anonymity

In a recent post by Mr. Thompson entitled “Wikileaks on The Wire,” one commenter said he thought Deadwood would have been a better source to compare.  More recently, there has been some controversy over...

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Heads Up

I’ll be guest blogging at Ed Brayton’s Dispatches From the Culture Wars from Dec. 19-27. My grades (for 21 credits) are due Tuesday morning, so I’m not sure how much blogging I will do...

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All Apologies

My apologies to readers and commenters here at the League for the rather peculiar happenings in this thread. I have edited the content of some of the comments there in order to protect what...

Anonymous launches new project, press release

I have just received the following press release in which a contingent of Anonymous spells out its general aims and practices while also announcing another effort, Project Truth is Revolutionary. I have pasted it...

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What Can’t Congress Do Now?

If the federal government can force you to buy health insurance merely for being alive — on the theory that your inaction, while stubbornly remaining alive, has indirect effects on interstate commerce — then...