Daily Archive: January 14, 2012

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No, Americans are not “operationally liberal”

Responding to my demurrer to “the old saw that Americans are ideologically conservative but operationally liberal,” Yeggmen sticks up for the saw:  what researchers have (repeatedly) done is get a bunch of people together...

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Free Download: Meet Me In Las Vegas

In preparation for our planned excursion, go here and download and listen to the song “Meet Me In Las Vegas.” There are actually a lot of good songs to download (ask if you want...

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The Great Cases, No. 3

At my sub-blog, I have completed the third of my “Great Cases” series of posts. This installment introduces us to an eccentric British nobleman, the personal assets of America’s then-leading jurist, the collapse of...

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The Burden of Proof

In the recent thread on Huntsman , BlaiseP, Tom van Dyke and I ended up in a bit of a digression of atheism and the burden of proof which I thought was worth teasing...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Civil War

Ta-Nehisi Coates believes persons of color ought to take ownership of the Civil War. This is a noble sentiment, a cause he might take on himself, had he more of the scholarly chops to...