Daily Archive: October 9, 2013



So evidently Edward Snowden sought asylum in a country that’s been doing this stuff. Do we want to take bets on whether or not the contents of his data were used to help beef...


Can the Rest of the World Ignore Congress?

A point of breathless speculation by the international twitterati has been whether or not the US Congress will force the US to default on its credit obligations by refusing to raise its debt limit....


Look, it can’t be both ways…

Dear House Tea Party Caucus, Either the debt-limit is no big deal and therefore you can blow off raising it, or it’s an important thing that can be used as a bargaining chip to...


5 Thinks I Hated About Gravity

Hate is a strong word–and there is plenty in Gravity to love, and that I did love–but a few things just left me frustrated and disappointed (spoilers).


Jersey Guy in Cairo

Grant Wahl’s feature piece in Sports Illustrated on Bob Bradley, former head coach of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team, is a must read, no matter how much or how little you care...


Honest Questions about Obamacare

One of the most contentious bits regarding Obamacare is the mandate. The contention is that without the mandate, enough young people won’t join the system for it to work, and/or free riding. Let’s just...

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