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Unordinary Gentlemen

As we know, our site name is ironic- gentlemen are anything but ordinary now. Here Andrew Gimson mourns the death of the English gentleman and its concomitant ideal of good, selfless conduct. George Bernard...

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Whoops!

A local school is caught up in a controversy that is opening some very ugly wounds.  Central Elementary School of Mamaroneck, NY is being accused of segregating Kindergarten classrooms along racial lines.  The numbers...

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Progressivism’s American-ness

Over my last few posts on progressivism (here and here), I’ve made a fairly straightforward argument with three big claims: 1. Today’s conservatives consider progressives to be not just political opponents, but also un-American....

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The Church of England, The Churches of America

Of the churches within the United States, one of the most gay-friendly is The Episcopal Church, the American branch of the Church of England. Though it varies from region to region, The Episcopal Church...

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J. Christopher Stevens.

In our rush to discuss the political ramifications or the national security issues of the Benghazi attacks, it’s easy to forget the people on the ground. In particular the death in the line of...

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Nerds On The Big Bang Theory

A question for nerds and geeks in the audience, what do you think of the CBS sitcom? There seem to be two lines of thought: One, that it is insulting to nerds in a...

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On why I registered to be a Republican this morning…

[Note: Post updated below] Like so many other broken camel backs, for me the last straw was shockingly minor: “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by...

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BREAKING: Unleash the Drones

In unofficial coordination with Skynet, the U.S. has released flight capable terminators to seek out the source of the recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

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American Ambassador To Libya Killed

Yesterday, the minister from Florida who did those stupid and pointless Koran-burning stunts released promoted a movie called Innocence of Muslims. The U.S. embassy to Egypt responded by issuing a statement condemning the film: “Respect...

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There Will Be Numbers: The limits of wonkery

Since the teachers in Chicago went on strike, Ezra Klein’s blog of gritty numerics has published four posts on the subject. Each has been, as one might expect, mired in the most precise and useless...

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Waxing Un-American

Conor Williams is exasperated and disappointed with the response to his criticism of conservatives criticizing Progressivism.  I’ll excuse his missing my comments, set forth below, which answer his criticism directly.  But on re-reading Conor’s...

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Sweden: Conservatopia

HT: Via faithful commenter and occasional guest poster Ward Smith, the provocative Executive Summary of a paper by Nima Sanandaji, who according to his bio is a Swedish author “with a Kurdish Iranian background.”...

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We All Would Have Made The Same Decision

  NBC’s “Today” is taking a lot of internet criticism right now for not broadcasting a moment of silence for 9/11 victims today. Those critics would have you believe that NBC’s “Today” show simply...

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Week One Roundup

The first week is always a little tough; everyone’s getting their bearings. A brief writeup and standings below the fold.

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What Progressive Conservatism Looks Like

“In a progressive country, change is constant; and the great question is not whether you should resist change, which is inevitable, but whether that change should be carried out in deference to the manners,...

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The Values Voter Summit – Overture & Overview

As I noted last week, I’ll be going to Washington DC this week to cover the Values Voter Summit.  I’ll eventually look to put together a long-form article next week, but I also wanted...

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Bourbon Club: Let’s Get This Party Started

Rules You don’t talk about Bourbon Club. YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT BOURBON CLUB. You’ll have one month to imbibe the selected bourbon. The bourbon should be imbibed in at least one of the three...

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Austrian Utility Theory (long)

To my mind, the Austrian school’s account of utility is (1) true (2) completely different from mainstream economists’, and (3) very interesting. What follows is my attempt to explain.[1] Be warned: It’s long. You...