Daily Archive: August 23, 2011


Zack Beauchamp Digs Himself a Deeper Hole

This is a bizarre sort of rhetorical question: Will everyone who said that liberal interventionists “lost all credibility” after the Iraq War, and hence should never be listened to again, renounce their own credibility...


Varys and the Long-Con

Spoilers for A Game of Thrones (all books, including Dance) and the HBO show…after the leap.


Skin in the game

Radley Balko wrote a post recently offering up some policy ideas basically geared toward getting as many peoples’ skin in the tax-and-spend game as possible. Other than payroll taxes, most people on the bottom...


Von Hoffman Awards

I had a little fun with this post by Zack Beauchamp championing the US as global police chief. Zack had a couple other posts yesterday – Von Hoffman awards – dished out to Matt...


Record Store Day

As someone who spends, and has always spent, a great deal of time in record stores, I have not been able to avoid hearing about the fast approaching “death of the record store” after...