Daily Archive: January 11, 2011


Be the Change You Want to See

The “debate over debate” that has arisen in the wake of the tragic assassination attempt of Congresswoman Giffords in Arizona on Saturday, which left 6 dead, including a 9 year old girl, a federal...


Football Talk

Does anyone else think that Oregon’s blur offense is uniquely ill-suited to the long break between college football’s regular season and the major bowl games? If their opponents get a month off to condition...


Euripides: Helen (of Egypt)

I remember a friend once commenting, “The truth is I’m unnaturally beautiful.” It’s one of those comments that sounds pretty terrible coming from most people; in her case, it was forgivable because she was,...


Space Oddity

I spent some of my lunch hour delving into Jared Lee Loughner’s pre-massacre writings. The media generally haven’t given us the full context here, only edited bits and pieces, and I think this is...


One Last Word on the Shootings

This discussion about the Tuscon shootings, as necessary and intelligent as it has been, is also exhausting to me. The only thing I really have to say at this point is that, at times like this and after events...


Worth Watching

If you have a spare hour, I’d highly recommend watching this dialog on the Giffords shooting and abortion. I don’t think it will change any minds, but it’s a model of clarity and intelligent...

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