Monthly Archive: March 2013

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The Next Season

Last year I wrote about the opportunity I had to hunt turkeys on a historic farm here in the Bluegrass State. I wish I could say that the season ended in success but I made a...

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Five Points to the Republicans

The GOP often gets criticized (rightly, in my opinion) for circling the wagons when one of their own steps in it, especially when it comes to issues relating to race, gender, and sexual orientation....

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In The First Circle Bookclub!

By now, I’m going to assume you’ve got your copy of The First Circle: A Novel (The Restored Text: The First Uncensored Edition) (or, perhaps, the Kindle edition). Hurray! You’re in for a treat. I’m...

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A Poor Investment, Poorly-Executed

As part of my continuing intermittent series of posts publicly worrying about California lighting its money on fire with a high-speed rail construction project, I offer yet another post publicly worrying about California lighting its money...

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The Vile Cowardice of the Modern Anarchist.

There used to be a time when anarchists stood for something noble. The 19th century anarchists and syndicalists were fighting against systems which systematized human oppression and misery. They rejected the statism inherent in...

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DRS was kind enough to dig up the links….

Just as an FYI, this is evidently PlayHaven’s take on the termination of one of the employees involved in the PyCon joke incident. Quote: PlayHaven CEO Andy Wang wrote that the company is dedicated...

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Friday Night Jukebox: Dorveille

The runner’s high is the best biohack I know. The dorveille is good solid second. What is it? Set your alarm for about halfway through your usual sleep cycle. Get up. Stretch. Read a...

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Prayers Pass Panel

Let’s put to rest the trope that the Ninth Circuit is a court where out-of-control liberal activist judges run amok on all that is legal, just, and true. That notion is simply false. A...

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Stay Classy, America!

Chris Erskine, courtesy of the LA Times: When Sequoyah’s players showed up for Foothill Sports League games, with their ragtag uniforms and a girl at linebacker, the other junior high teams didn’t exactly tremble...

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Libertarians Are Not Like Beryllium

by Chris When I was in the my final year of grad school, it was not uncommon for someone to ask me, “What has all that education taught you about yourself?” And you know,...

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Nearly There …

The Definition of Marriage Bill, which would legalise gay marriage in New Zealand, passed through Committee of the Whole yesterday. This is basically the last real hurdle before the passage of the Bill. As the Parliament...

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Teaching Social Norms: Wrapping Up

This has been both a fun and informative series to write.  I didn’t set out with an agenda beyond exploring how it is we teach social norms and giving a bit of a glimpse...

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Damn you Wal-Mart…

As much as I want to get a substantive post on the front page, I keep getting distracted.  This article about Wal-Mart is yet another distraction, but one I wanted to share with everyone,...

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Progress

There’s been a sort of devolution in the comment threads lately with people retreating to corners or focusing on negativity or any one of a number of other sub-dynamics that always strike me as...

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