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Wednesday Writs for 6/19 – West Virginia Day Edition!

It’s Wednesday Writs, West Virginia Day edition! WV Day isn’t until tomorrow, but now is a good time to brush up on how we became a state, in our case of the week. Also: several SCOTUS updates, a “Cops” expose, John Denver, and more!

Steve Bullock 85

Totally Fair Unfairness

Gov Bullock isn’t being excluded because he is from Montana, candidate Bullock is because he didn’t meet the absurdly low standard to be included.

parenting 41

Lessons From a Bike Thief

My kids are unfamiliar with want. It was the constant, extended wanting that made me resolved to remove myself from poverty as an adult; my kids will have to find the motivation for that elsewhere.

debates 66

The Coming Debate Slog in South Beach

With two nights and 20 candidates, it is highly likely the debate festivities will be less Rumble in the Jungle and more Slog in South Beach.

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Ordinary Bookclub: HPMOR Wrap-up

Okay. Time to close the cover on another Ordinary Bookclub. We read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Our kickoff post is here. The last of the 10(!) different recap threads is here....

father's day 1

Remember The Man

It’s Father’s Day, so here are some songs celebrating The Man in his various incarnations that we can all enjoy regardless of our daddy issues.

Rebecca Solnit 7

Sunday Morning! “The Faraway Nearby”

On Rebecca Solnit’s 2013 collection of interwoven, digressive, personal essays about the stories we tell to make our way through life with each other.

The Joker 84

Heroes and Villains

How can any of us be held responsible for being bad, or given credit for being good, if all we are is conscienceless computer programs easily corrupted by a traumatic childhood?

debates 130

Undebatably Wrong

The DNC just screwed Elizabeth Warren. A foreseeable consequence of a poor decision.

quarterly performance review 4

Good, Bad, and Indifferent: QPR for 2Q

Opining on the interwebs doesn’t have quarterly performance reviews, but if it did, let’s see how some of the words I’ve put out into the ether have held up.

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Inheriting Batman

If Batman: The Animated Series was the perfection of a world already created, Batman Beyond represents a fascinating world waiting to be explored.

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