Chicken Soup For The Argumentative

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Friday Jukebox: Rock Instrumental Edition

Sometimes the singer just needs a break. Or a line. Or sometimes the players want to demonstrate their virtuoso skills — quite often the drummer. And sometimes there’s this super-fun groove that you don’t want...

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We’re Going Over the Cliff

Another example — and they’re daily at this point — of why I think the US is about to take a dive: A group of House Republican conservatives – incensed by its leadership’s purge of dissenters...

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The Majority Is Always Right

By Trub Okkil On Opposite Day, we do our best to argue in service of a position that, under normal circumstances, we argue against. Coke people might sing the praises of Pepsi, Cat people might talk...

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Opposite Day: Can’t Handle the Truth?

On Opposite Day, we do our best to argue in service of a position that, under normal circumstances, we argue against. Coke people might sing the praises of Pepsi, Cat people might talk about...

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Roe Your Own Boat

Living in a country that has already embraced single-payer, universal, socialized health care, the debate around the passage and implementation of, and the court battles in reaction to Obamacare make me wonder just how...

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When to Get Married, Revisited

The author, 2008, with daughters and dog, lost in the ICW   Last night I was at the year-end meeting of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Gurney’s Inn. We reviewed last year’s...

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Lybertopia

On Opposite Day, we do our best to argue in service of a position that, under normal circumstances, we argue against. Coke people might sing the praises of Pepsi, Cat people might talk about...

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A Well Balanced Recipe For The Nation

On Opposite Day, we do our best to argue in service of a position that, under normal circumstances, we argue against. Coke people might sing the praises of Pepsi, Cat people might talk about...

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You never know.

Ken Young, outbound St. Georges Harbor, Bermuda This morning I found out a friend of mine is not dead. This is the second time I’ve found out he’s not dead, and I am no...

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At My Real Job: Death and Dignity

Cato Unbound this month features a discussion on terminal illness, the medicalization of death, and physician-assisted suicide. There is of course no shortage of controversy on this long-simmering issue.

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People aren’t very good at making decisions

On Opposite Day, we do our best to argue in service of a position that, under normal circumstances, we argue against. Coke people might sing the praises of Pepsi, Cat people might talk about...

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Is Unbundling the University Such a Bad Thing?

I agree with Aaron Bady that a strain of overwrought techno-utopianism cripples Clay Shirky’s analsysis of higher education in key places. Reading “Napster, Udacity, and the Academy,” it is at times almost impossible to stomach Shirky’s disingenuous...

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2012-13 College Football Bowl Season Preview

Last year, I posted the bowl preview I always write for a friend. Since I wrote it again this year, I figured I’d post the new version. I tried to edit for a more...

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Suck This!

This is for all the haters.

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A Call for Prayers and Best Wishes

My most beloved home town of Portland is reeling tonight. Late this afternoon an unidentified man entered the Clackamas Town Center Mall with a semi-automatic weapon and opened fire.  As we Portlanders well know,...

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We Give Until We Can Give No More

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Charity. Here is the introductory post for the Symposium. Here is a list of all posts so far. This post brings us to the end of...

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Rod Dreher needs to shut up.

Dreher, today: [I] struggle. Here is my contemplative prayer life, in a nutshell. In the past, when I’ve been able to overcome my own “Squirrel!” tendencies, and give myself over to the meditative Jesus Prayer, I...