More widely read than half of research papers

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Driving Blind: Fake Geeks and a Dying Middle Class

And we’re back. Friday afternoon I got sidetracked trying to buy a car, but that fell through because the one I was looking at had already been sold. That’s what happens when you take...

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The Very Weird Tales of Steven Seagal

Pretend for a moment that you are a highly visible Republican Congressman needing to get the Russians to come to the table to discuss items of mutual national interest.

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Game of Thrones: “The Rains Of Castamere”

I wasn’t planning on writing about Game of Thrones today, but here we are. Saturday night I was at a Mexican restaurant with several friends when the conversation turned to Westeros. “You guys better...

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Sunday Evening Theism

I wish I could offer a fuller response to the post Christopher’s “Sunday Morning Atheism.”  He raised, powerfully and cogently, some of the issues that do—or should—plague any believer.  Sincerity in a religious endeavor...

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In The First Circle Bookclub!

(Our kickoff post is here, and our discussion posts are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.) Ah, the denouement. We’ve had some time to catch up, I hope (and if we...

Since Today Appears to Be Erick Erickson Day…

Erick Erickson said something offensive and stupid, which is usually not the kind of thing I’m inclined to write about, because no one much will be surprised to hear I find the sentiments of...

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Best Video Game Ever Series

Is there a particular video game you’re dying to tell us is the most space awesome game ever?  We’ll be doing a brief series here starting the third week of June.  We’re looking for...

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The Truth Might Be Mean, But I’ll Pretend it Isn’t

Erick Erickson is shocked, shocked! to learn he thinks “women cannot be breadwinners.” Ever since his remarks on income inequality between men and women on Lou Dobbs’ show, liberals have been unfairly smearing him...

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Why People Go To Law School – Or At Least Why I Did

by New Dealer Guest Author Brian John Spencer posted an essay today wondering why people still continue to apply for law school even though the legal market exploded in 2008 and has not really...

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Driving Blind: Austerity, Street Art, and Books

Let’s get right down to business. Paul Krugman comes out swinging in the New York Review of Books with a piece of extended economic criticism that will surely draw much ire, but push an...

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Why Does Everyone Want to Go to Law School?

by Brian John Spencer For some reason people in America and the UK people have come to regard Law School as some sort of panacea. The pinnacle of academic learning and the route to...

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Driving Blind: The Humanities Die and Superman Returns

Digby argues that MSNBC’s ratings aren’t down because of quality issues, but rather that a large part of its liberal base is currently alienated and indifferent. Some are defending the humanities against digital aggression,...

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Okay, Is This Wrong?

Yesterday, a student brought in cupcakes to celebrate his birthday, as is our routine*.  However, he opted to bring in Spider-Man cupcakes for the boys and Hello, Kitty cupcakes for the girls, distributing them...