Daily Archive: July 23, 2012

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Gotham Delenda Est

If you can’t tell from the picture, this post will discuss spoilers of both plot and theme in the new Batman movie: The Dark Knight Rises. Ethan Gach has a lovely non-spoiler review here...

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The Norwegian Island of Calm

A year ago, Norway suffered a mass spree killing at the hands of a sociopath with firearms. Seventy-seven people, many of them teenagers, were shot to death and the killer remains chillingly unapologetic. The Norwegian...

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R.I.P. Sally Ride

Just the other day we were saying that “It takes cojones to strap yourself to a thirty-six story tall explosive device and ride it literally off the planet.” Well, Dr. Sally Kristen Ride had...

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Dave Petzal on the Aurora Shooting

I know it’s bad blogging form to block quote an entire post of someone else’s but I just thought this was really insightful. Dave Petzal has been one of the gun writers for Field...

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Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

I just wanted to chime in to follow up on a few of Will’s points – and add my own, substantially more enraged, perspective on the Penn State sanctions handed down today. My first...

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See No Evil

Recently, Doug J highlighted a supremely depressing Washington Post article on resurgent poverty in America, and John flagged a recent Bill Moyers episode featuring Chris Hedges, who spoke about his new book, Days of Destruction,...

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Making A Victim Out Of Penn State

As advertised, the NCAA is coming down hard on Penn State: The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating...

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Better Progressive Rhetoric? Obama Is Building That

While it’s still unclear whether the going flap over Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line is a net gain or a net loss for the president, I’m increasingly encouraged by the Left’s response. Sure,...