Daily Archive: November 13, 2013

Defending Richard Cohen

Lovers and haters both are defending Richard Cohen’s eye-raising and seemingly racist Washington Post column. What is needed, the defenders say, is context, a more generous reading, and a retroactive editing of a few poorly chosen words. Tod Kelly does just that.

Wikileaks on TPP

From the press release: Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations...

The Sandwich, Two Days Later

Once upon a time, if I wanted to go out for a sandwich, I would say “I would like to go out for a sandwich” and I would go out and get a sandwich. Now, if I want to go out for a sandwich, I say “I would like to go out for a sandwich. I think I will, within the next few days, go out and get a sandwich.”


Breathe out sorrow.

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