Daily Archive: October 19, 2011


Pop Quiz

Article Five: “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States,...


Economics and Values

In a semi-recent post by fellow Gentleman JamesK, commenter Creon Critic gave an ineresting comment that bears a reply Take the issue of trade liberalization discussed in this thread. Competing values include preserving a way...


Police Corruption and the War on Drugs

My colleague Jonathan Blanks writes: Last week, former undercover police officer Stephen Anderson told the New York State Supreme Court that planting drugs on innocent people was so common that it didn’t even register...


Vengeance is Clean; Vengeance is Cruel

Ta-Nehisi writes: When I think of Django Unchained all I see are rape scenes and scowling dudes. One of the problems, at least for me, is that I don’t actually hunger for a revenge flick about...


The EPL: A Parable of Globalized Capitalism

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reevaluation of my political views; mostly, I’ve been questioning whether political philosophy and theory mean a whole heck of a lot, even when they’re right.  A big...


Democracy, pluralism, and Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement is metastasizing, or salubriously spreading, depending on your perspective. Over the weekend protests occurred across the globe, with occupiers taking over Times Square, resisting removal in Chicago, and mobilizing...

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