Secession! Independence! Statehood! An open-ish thread on related subjects.
The content of our discontent
This fall, Washington state voters will decide on two ballot initiatives that look to curb gun violence. But even if they pass, argues Mad Rocket Scientist, they probably won’t succeed.
This week: Copyright, Law, Technology, Economics, Russia, and Space!
The Adrian Peterson case brings up conflicting emotions in Dennis Sanders as he reflects on corporal punishment and race.
Whatever its flaws, the Hobby Lobby decision was not as radical as some would have us believe. By Mark Thompson
The New York Times should look inward next time it wants to expose slimy business practices.
Compared to many fictional leaders, our real life political leaders are fantastic. We do not want real life leaders like fictional ones.
Your one stop shop for Fantasy Football results and NFL open theadage. Heck, talk about college ball, if you’re inclined. Hey! It looks like Tebow just joined Good Morning America! Good for him.
Grantland’s Bryan Curtis argues that today’s sports journalists are becoming “liberal.” He’s wrong.
They’re becoming journalists.
by Tod Kelly
A cross-country move, a major career change, and a baby on the way–my life has been busy. And I’m also now blogging at Patheos.
Saul Degraw explores the ins and outs of the ethics of fashion based on the latest controversy over Urban Outfitter’s and their Kent State sweatshirt
This week the convention discovered its first error in the procedures. They realized that asking the chair to also be the scribe (secretary) was asking too much, so they split those tasks, as I...
Season 3, Episode 1: “Matters of Honor”, Pat Does the Recap
The season isn’t over, but it is winding down.
Alternative title: The US isn’t the only country holding an election this year.
Dennis Sanders shares an episode of This American Life that everyone interested in education should listen to. This is the story of East Ramapo in New York State.
Getting hired to work with children is easy. All that’s really required is responding to the barely worded classified advertisements in the back of newspapers. Social services agencies are often so desperate for anybody...
Tim’s Vermeer is more memorable for its of an amazing contemporary man than for the unraveling of the secrets of a 17th century painter.