Chicken Soup For The Argumentative

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The Knock-Down, Part 3: Certainty and Uncertainty

(Previously: The Knock Down, Part 1 and Part 2,and a Placeholder) James Fallows, after Aurora, The Certainty of More Shootings: “[T]he additional sad, horrifying, and appalling point is the shared American knowledge that, beyond any doubt, this...

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My Three Sons

Forgive me for not having an upshot with this post. It’s just a jumble of thoughts about the relationship that my sons have with each other, a topic I wrote about briefly once before....

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Remembering Dr. J. Blaine Hudson (1949-2013)

I was saddened yesterday to hear that my favorite professor from my time at the University of Louisville passed away over the weekend. I was lucky enough to see him last year at a...

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Leo Messi wins Ballon D’Or…

…in other things that aren’t news: Sun coming up from the east tomorrow. Notre Dame will get crushed by Bama…. Pope is still Catholic.

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The Guns In America Symposium: Epilogue

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...

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If You Must Know…

‘Bama in a rout.  Though I really wish a giant pit would open up at midfield and swallow up both teams.

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Nominations Towards Normalcy

The Weekly Standard and other neoconservative rags have started their predictable braying for blood after President Obama today nominated Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan for CIA Director. Most of the sound and...

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Movie notes: The Killing of America

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so...

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My Lucky Day

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...

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A book club query…

Last week in the threads over at Mindless Diversions, I tossed out the idea of having a Beowulf/Grendel Book Club.  It was really just a random afterthought at the end of an overly long...

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Why Zero Dark Thirty?

I went into Zero Dark Thirty with several preconceptions. I followed the debate between film critics and political journalists very closely. I was aware of the movie’s major plot points and already had a list of key...

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Another Question

Recently, I queried folks here on the appropriateness of our differing responses to hunting, which we generally consider acceptable or even laudable, and activities like dog fighting or turtle squashing, activities that are largely...

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Still Dead

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Guns In America. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so...