Monthly Archive: September 2013

Reproduction In The Face of Modernity

In a world where we have trouble feeding the population we have, it may seem silly to worry about people not breeding enough. Jonathan Last makes the case that the western world needs to be worried about just that.

Monday Trivia #134 [Steve wins!]

In increasing order. (Where ties occur, their members are given alphabetically.) New York, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, Boston, New York, Cleveland, Baltimore, Minnesota


Purple? Green! Green? Purple! So… what are you reading and/or watching?

We need two different science classes.

Science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is taught that way, leaving students with little understanding of how knowledge is generated.


The GTAs (well, since III, anyway) have always had some seriously dark satire going on. Donald Love in the third one, pretty much half the cast in the fourth one (COUSIN! LET US GO...


We have the inimitable Mike Schilling to cover Sandman, but we need a recapper for Babylon 5’s Episode 18, A Voice In The Wilderness (part one).


Separating the facts from the phenomenon.


As with any right-thinking person, I hate and despise the Yankees with the heat of a thousand suns.  While I nonetheless have a healthy respect for Mariano Rivera, I think this whole retirement tour...

It’s Time to Unbundle Health Insurance and Health Care

John C. Goodman in his book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis argues that Obamacare will not make health care better or more affordable because it doubles down on the same genetic defects as before–the ill-conceived bundling of health care and health insurance. Reformers opposed to Obamacare will be unable to propose a real solution until they see the problem.

Linky Friday #41

This week: Football, Safety, Race, Oil, Healthcare, Governance, Crime, Science, and History

Please explain to me…

The PPACA has given out a handful of waivers to a handful of states. The other day, I was thinking about this and I started wondering why a waiver wouldn’t be downright unconstitutional… it’s,...


It’s the middle of my vacation and I wore a tie to work today. So… what’s on your docket?

One Further Thought on Internet Commenting

A Twitter “conversation” with our own Tim Kowal yesterday reminded me of something that I neglected to mention in my previous post. Part of why comments sections struggle especially hard to move beyond style to...

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