Monthly Archive: May 2013

Since Today Appears to Be Erick Erickson Day…

Erick Erickson said something offensive and stupid, which is usually not the kind of thing I’m inclined to write about, because no one much will be surprised to hear I find the sentiments of...

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Best Video Game Ever Series

Is there a particular video game you’re dying to tell us is the most space awesome game ever?  We’ll be doing a brief series here starting the third week of June.  We’re looking for...

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The Truth Might Be Mean, But I’ll Pretend it Isn’t

Erick Erickson is shocked, shocked! to learn he thinks “women cannot be breadwinners.” Ever since his remarks on income inequality between men and women on Lou Dobbs’ show, liberals have been unfairly smearing him...

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Why People Go To Law School – Or At Least Why I Did

by New Dealer Guest Author Brian John Spencer posted an essay today wondering why people still continue to apply for law school even though the legal market exploded in 2008 and has not really...

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Driving Blind: Austerity, Street Art, and Books

Let’s get right down to business. Paul Krugman comes out swinging in the New York Review of Books with a piece of extended economic criticism that will surely draw much ire, but push an...

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Why Does Everyone Want to Go to Law School?

by Brian John Spencer For some reason people in America and the UK people have come to regard Law School as some sort of panacea. The pinnacle of academic learning and the route to...

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Driving Blind: The Humanities Die and Superman Returns

Digby argues that MSNBC’s ratings aren’t down because of quality issues, but rather that a large part of its liberal base is currently alienated and indifferent. Some are defending the humanities against digital aggression,...

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Okay, Is This Wrong?

Yesterday, a student brought in cupcakes to celebrate his birthday, as is our routine*.  However, he opted to bring in Spider-Man cupcakes for the boys and Hello, Kitty cupcakes for the girls, distributing them...

There Is No Conservative Reform Movement

I think it’s fair to say that, excepting those conservatives with a passion for solitude, these are not halcyon days for members of the center-right. On the political end you’ve got guys like Ted...

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The Principled Pragmatic Reader

Last week I got an email from reader Karen, who asked if I would be willing to share some book titles that might help her better know and understand my political philosophy of principled...

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Mental Hacks for the Modern Worker

As readers know from my previous posts, my career has been a state of flux as of late. Although I still like my employer, I am not crazy about my current position and I’ve...

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Jacobinning

I’ve got a new post up at Jacobin that y’all should check out.

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On Conservative Strawmen

I’ve never really understood Michael Tomansky’s role at the Daily Beast other than to write screeds about how evil Republicans and conservatives are. I never had much love for pundits whose sole duty in...