Daily Archive: May 26, 2011


Game of Thrones Book Club: Meet the Starks

Daniel: I have to admit, it’s a little hard to reread these chapters without considering what’s going to happen next. I just want to mention things that, right now, are all spoilers. The only...


Beyond Unions

Recently we had the Labor Roundtable and much interesting discussion on the nature and necessity of organized labor in America ensued. I’ve cooled on the idea of unions lately, at least in their current...


Secret Trials, Secret Laws

Spencer Ackerman reports on a secret USA-PATRIOT Act: You think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden says it’s worse than you know. Congress...


The Drum Plan

Kevin Drum’s Medicare reform plan strikes me as well worth considering, and most certainly creative.  At first blush, I suspect that its ultimate effect would be essentially the same as most proposals for means-testing...

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