Part I: Why does a baseball team have nine players?
Monthly Archive: May 2015
Goodwill is not a place for poor people to shop. It’s a jobs program.
World governance is something no serious thinker would today endorse. This is unfortunate, because world government is the only hope for the long-term survival of the human race.
In a sense, it is the perfect speculative fiction novel, even as it pays unspoken homage to a similarly-themed book by very different authors from thirty-eight years ago.
What are the pros and cons of Warren Buffett’s proposal to increase the earned income tax credit rather than increase the federal minimum wage?
On the evolution of Mad Max.
They’re terrible because they are actively destroying good journalism.
And it isn’t just them.
Lewis Carroll invented a word game called “Doublets” but I know it as “Word Ladder”.
The figure is traditionally taken to be a “he”: Maybe it’s because he seems to be bald. Whatever the explanation, and despite WP’s decision to rename him the “Mystery Person,” relying on him or zir or it may still qualify as sexist. Plus he happens to be… white.
The punk activist scene in DC of the heady 80s and 90s is apparently inspirational to many people today. I was there and I’m still trying to figure it all out. Passing into history is strange.
How does a completely made-up experiment end up in a major scientific publication, get covered by the media around the world, and even influence policy and practice? The answer is really simple, and really complicated.
Everybody’s biased and everybody lies.
This Week: Politics, Healthcare, Society, Puerto Rico, and China!
Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend. Saints preserve us.
Is this the best of all possible worlds for hot archival items?
You would be much happier at home with a husband and children.
With a Food Babe bonus!
David Letterman’s show featured some awfully great music.
zic squeaked. And got promoted. So allow me to re-introduce myself. I’m zic (or maybe rzic), and I’ve joined the team. The powers that be (that would be Tod) assure me it’s not an affirmative action promotion. I’ll write, you decide.
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