Monthly Archive: July 2013


What Mitt Romney Meant

A new Economist piece sheds light on whether or not Romney’s 2012 rhetoric was as plastic as it seemed.


Monday Trivia #124 – Mo Wins!

(Kazzy here, trying my hand at Trivia, which Burt and Will were so graceful to let me do.  Apologies in advance if I somehow goof this, but I’m pretty sure I got it right.)...


The Sequester: Still a Thing

The most obvious and lasting results of the sequester are being felt by those who need the government most, and influence it the least.


FNC: Where a Muslim is Just a Muslim

Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus Christ, pushes back against FNC’s Lauren Green’s assertions that it was somehow inappropriate for a Muslim to write a book about the founder...


Hippidy Hop

The first in a series of posts by OTers who are also hip hop fans.


Who owes you a living wage?

Jason Brennan, over at Bleeding Heart Libertarians argues that employers do not owe their employees a living wage. This is in the context of whether the government subsidises Wal-Mart by providing the welfare state...



So… what are you reading and/or watching?


Unclear on the Concept

Discussing Eric Holder’s proposed challenge to Texas’s recent change to voting laws, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah reveals some unclarity on the nature of despotism. “The court has already ruled — and he’s trying...


The Inequality President

Reading the interview, you get the impression of a guy already trying to define the way his presidency is interpreted and his immediate post-presidency is understood.


Whither Babbitt?

If the American middle class vanishes, will the American bourgeois mindset be lost forever?



What do you do when a movie character reminds you of your weaknesses?



So… what are you playing?



Well, we’ve discovered that Lucifer doesn’t like Andrew Lloyd Webber.


The Liberal-Radical Relationship

The radical and the liberal suffer from opposite afflictions.* The radical, taking her distance from the mainstream as a measure of her probity, hastens the isolating slide. Existing in a brutally unjust world, her...