Daily Archive: January 14, 2012


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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