Daily Archive: May 5, 2013

Medicaid in Oregon: Does it Really Matter?

God help me, I just don’t understand conservatives sometimes. I disagree with them most of the time, but I usually understand where they’re coming from. But sometimes my best acts of imagination pale in...

In The First Circle Bookclub!

“When I say peacetime, I mean before Soviet power.” (Our kickoff post is here, and our discussion posts are here, here, here, and here.) One thing that gets mentioned a handful of times is...

Value, Utility, and Justification

by Stillwater In a recent post which is now unfortunately closed (“Something, Something … Petard”), James Hanley and I (and Shazbot!) engaged in a friendly dispute ostensibly about the meaning of the word “value”...

Being in the world

by zic This a story for Kyle. It’s a true story, meaning it really happened. But it is also story, for it’s my honest recall of what happened; and I know more than most,...

There is More to the Gun Debate than Gun Culture and Stats

Our own Mike Dwyer lays out an interesting argument about the appropriateness of children being trained to use guns.  The comment section there has an interesting conversation about this and other issues.  But there...