Monthly Archive: May 2012

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Why I am not an attachment parent

Time Magazine deliberately started an uproar with its cover photo of a woman confrontationally breastfeeding (seriously, if you can breastfeed confrontationally, she’s doing it) a preschooler. And so the backlash against attachment parenting begins....

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Poli-Sci 101 : Hunter S. Thompson Edition

by Sam Wilkinson Once, I was a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Political Science, a stupid idea for at least a thousand different reasons, perhaps most importantly my aversion to political science in...

12

The Knock Down, a Place-holder

(Previously: The Knock Down, Part 1 and Part 2) I am a morning writer; a cup of coffee, sitting in bed with my laptop. But as we crash on the boat time’s been short,...

57

Hexalogue

A certain kind of religious activist takes it as a given, and as an imperative, that the Decalogue must be displayed prominently on and in public buildings. Gratefully, these folks are rare; sadly, they have influence...

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A Note About Restraint

On the redoubtable Mr. Thompson’s last post, there is a counter-point to be made.  I shall now make this point, standing in for the law enforcement community. Firearm accuracy is notoriously bad in stress...

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Restraint

Via Balko, in 2011, German police fired a total of 85 rounds in incidents with human beings, killing 6 and injuring 15, with the majority of those rounds (49) fired solely as “warning shots,” meaning...

45

News of the Weird

Kodak’s bankruptcy filing includes a tidbit that reveals… something. FNORD.

19

Are People Googling My Moobs?

I like to keep tabs with how the site is doing in terms of traffic; not just the volume of our traffic, but where it’s coming from.  As we try to grow the site,...

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Talk to Me Like I’m Stupid : Natural Law Edition

I’d like to ask a favor of my fellow Leaguers, especially the ones that know more about philosophy than I do, (i.e.: everybody). I’d like to apologize to TNC for stealing his titular phrase...

41

Topical Astrophysics Post And Open Thread

One of my friends recently met Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Space Symposium and they chatted for about 4 minutes about such things as the meme he’s inspired and general love of science and...

5

An Apologia for Athletic Aristocracy

Europe’s club soccer season is ending amidst a score of public debates over social and economic equality. Whatever political course the Europeans take, I hope that they don’t let their egalitarianism range too far...

110

I Am Mitt Romney

  In the middle of my sophomore year in high school, my father was transferred from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. This transfer was at my parents request. They were just starting to look...

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The Teenage Heroics of John Howard Griffin

“1. When I was 15, I was taking the El late at night in Chicago. While I was waiting, I saw two very young children, a boy (about 6) and a girl (about 4),...

5

Friday Night Jukebox: Fight Test

From the best album of pop music I expect to see in my lifetime, the Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Been on my mind for all kinds of personal reasons, maybe obvious....

193

Bullygate

There was a quote from some political pundit a few years ago that talked about the price of being president. I am paraphrasing here but the point was basically that we, as Americans, elect...