Daily Archive: December 5, 2012



Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Charity. Here is the introductory post for the Symposium. Here is a list of all posts so far. “Daddy, why is that man sitting on the...


Houston, We Have a Kazzy

Any LoOGers in the Houston area?  I land in about two hours.  If not available, any recs for fun things to do?  I’m staying in the conventiony area.


Parting Ways

This blog has gone through many controversial periods in its short but eventful time on the interwebs. There have been many changes, and there will be many changes to come in the not-so-distant future....


Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012

Take Five – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)Watch this video on YouTube Dave Brubeck has passed away. He was 91. “Take Five” is one of my favorite pieces of music. When I hear it,...


Are Rubio and Ryan Serious About Inequality?

David Graham of The Atlantic has a good piece wondering whether we should take seriously the recent murmurs of GOP rebranding emanating from the Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio camps. The basis for the speculation is a Politico...


A Letter From The Editors

Yesterday morning the League’s editorial staff removed a post on one of our site’s blogs.  We did this because we felt the post did not reflect the commitment to open discourse and quality the...


On Ross Douthat, More Children, and Less Decadence

Decadence: “moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury”—Oxford English Dictionary Online.  Douthat tries to rebut critics of his Sunday column. The original article is full of dubious claims...