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Paul Ryan?

Paul Ryan. The most serious cat in Washington.

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Pod, People

Right now there’s a nasty squall-line moving through Suffolk country, complete with drenching rain, lightning, and tornado warnings. That’s cut the work day short, but not so short that we couldn’t get the steering...

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Friday Jukebox: a Summer’s Worth of Hip-Hop Tracks

I really wanted to submit something to the recently finished Democracy Symposium, only I couldn’t come up with anything anywhere nearly as thoughtful and incisive as the work done by my colleagues here. My...

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On The Counting Of Heads

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

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Popular Erosion Of Liberty: Do You Feel Lucky?

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

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Summer Movie Update

At the start of the summer I wrote about my movie plans. My list at that time was 19 strong. As of today it has been expanded to 22 movies and last night we saw...

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The Prize Tax

Eliminating taxes on the prizes that accompany Olympic medals is a terrible idea. In fact, as far as I can tell, there is quite literally no economic logic undergirding the argument. This is one...

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What (New) Documentaries Should People Watch?

I haven’t watched one in a while, and though I lean towards the political type, or those documentaries which depict the worst kinds of social injustice, I’m willing to take a spin outside my wheel...

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Chris Bertram’s case for libertarianism

(Note: This post is NOT part of our current Democracy Symposium. If you want to follow the Symposium – and you should! – you can find it here.) They say that one man’s Modus...

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Democracy Symposium: Cantamos los Estados Unidos

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

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Democracy Symposium: Going Marginal

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

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What is Democracy Good For?

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

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The Mitt Who Wasn’t There

An ocean of digital ink has already been spilled in search of discovering the “real” Mitt Romney; a figure we’re supposed to imagine the candidate (or “unreal”) Mitt Romney has, for more than a...

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Is Liberal Democracy Viable?

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

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The Unintended Costs of an Armed Society

(Note: This post is NOT part of our current Democracy Symposium. If you want to follow the Symposium – and you should! – you can fid it here.) When I was twenty-one and still...