Jonathan Chait is reasonably sure that “killing some of the Syrians who are soldiers wantonly killing civilians will probably lead to a net decrease in killing,” and with that let the bombing commence.
Category: A Healthy Commotion
Is the left more concerned with governing the poor than ending poverty?
Mark Linsenmayer outlines Bertrand Russell’s case in “In Praise of Idleness” for a shorter work week. Writing in the early 20th century, Russell spent most of his essay confronting the moralistic arguments against leisure....
It’s just awful hard for me to take the technocratically-minded conservative arguments especially seriously when it’s so evident that many conservatives — high-up ones, not just low-level activists — really don’t give a damn about poverty.
Liberalism may not be the best according to radicals, but it is good enough and in fact our only hope.
I was originally going to post on this in more detail, but that was before I’d had time to finish the entire piece. It turns out Rod Dreher doesn’t just think that Arcadia Unified...
I want to elaborate on something Elias touches on in his recent Salon piece. Declaring the Republican Party paralyzed by their on strategy of obstructionist nihilism, Elias explains,
Alex Pareene noticed this, too, but something I wanted to highlight is the fact that the president’s calling his new proposal — a cut to corporate tax rates in exchange for using the freed-up money...
An instant classic in the field of so-bad-it’s-good.
It won’t come as a surprise that I tend to agree with Shawn’s assessment of mainstream liberalism’s relationship to its leftier-than-thou radicals. In the comments though, NewDealer’s remark helps crystalize the real conflict,
A new Economist piece sheds light on whether or not Romney’s 2012 rhetoric was as plastic as it seemed.
The most obvious and lasting results of the sequester are being felt by those who need the government most, and influence it the least.
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.
The speech was fine, but it never should have been given.
There’s a frequent exchange that appears in one form or another throughout Plato’s dialogues. It focuses on the question of whether it’s better to suffer or be the one inflicting the suffering. Of course,...
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