Daily Archive: December 15, 2011

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LoOG Exclusive: Ask a Republican

[We premiere a new feature @ LoOG: Republicans are a largely unknown and alien race here.] Few LoOGies observe Republicans in their natural habitat: Talk Radio comes in only through Media Matters’ accounts of...

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The problem with [books].

Wired: “One of the biggest complaints about [books] is that they are used to consume, not create. If you give your kid a computer, she can program, write, draw, and endlessly create. [Books] posses...

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Hobbes: Notes on Leviathan

Karl Marx once said that he wouldn’t consider himself to be a “Marxist” and reading Leviathan I don’t find that Hobbes was quite as “Hobbesian” as he’s made out to be either. Often, he’s described as...

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Why I Will Be Voting for Ron Paul in 2012

Ron Paul is often described as a crank. Even folks like Ross Douthat who write basically sympathetic columns about the congressman from Texas say things like, “Paul, for all his crankishness, is the kind...

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Rational’s Not In It

On the new Medicare proposal from Paul Ryan and Ron Wyden, Digby writes: One might have thought the prudent thing would be to wait and see how the health care reforms work before throwing...

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Journalism Is More Than Just Quoting Speeches

(Image via The Atlantic: Humvees sit parked in a courtyard at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, on September 30, 2011.(Reuters/Mohammed Ameen) Today, as every major news outlet is reporting, the Iraq war has officially been...

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The Great Cases, No. 1

At my sub-blog, I have begun a series of analyses of significant cases in U.S. Supreme Court history. If you’re interested, please drop by and peruse my gloss on Marbury v. Madison. (I described...

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How Civil Liberties Die

In a bit of news that obviously isn’t important — it didn’t make the front page of the Washington Post — President Obama has withdrawn his veto threat for the National Defense Authorization Act,...

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