More widely read than half of research papers

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Am I Taking Crazy Pills?

I identify as liberal, though most who know me know I’m probably not your typical liberal.  But I’m trying to figure out why I seem to be the only person I know who does...

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The GOP’s Self-inflicted Wound

Ezra Klein flags an interesting Gallup result showing rare uniformity in American public opinion. Turns out near everyone, Republicans included, thinks the GOP is intransigent. And they don’t like it: [Twenty-two] percent of Democrats, 17 percent...

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Israel, Palestine, and Cosmopolitan

One of the issues (NPI*) that has been bothering all of us ever since there were people writing blogs is the problem of how to best solve the problems that Israel and Palestine are...

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6 Lies Your Child’s Teacher is Telling You

1.  When we say that little Johnny is doing well, it means we’re on the verge of recommending him for special services.  When we say that we are concerned about little Janie, it means...

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9 Things Your Local Philosopher Won’t Tell You

1. We totally know why there’s something rather than nothing. Our lips are sealed. Have fun guessing! 2. Plato’s forms of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness were recently found in a filing cabinet in the...

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7 Movies that Accurately Describe Life in Canada

In our continuing quest to give you, our American audience, a vivid idea of what it is like to live in the Great White North, here is a list of seven movies that will...

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8 Ways March Madness is Destroying Society

So the Final Four is set. Wichita State will face off against Louisville and Michigan against Syracuse. We all love it. We all love it sooooo much. But it’s killing us, and here’s why:...

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8 Exciting Vistas that Parenting Makes Visible

1. Human Creativity: You. Made. A. Person. YOU MADE A PERSON. Are you #%$&ing kidding?!? How cool is that?!? What else can you make?!? There is no #%$&ing spoon. None. If you can make...

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5 Things I Am Not.

Conor appears to think he speaks on behalf of these so-called progressives. I find in general these attempts to conceptualize so broadly to be pointless. Debate is only important insofar as we have individual characteristics....

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9 Things Progressives Are NOT

1. Fascists: Progressives pushed for women’s suffrage and the direct election of senators. They generally pushed for a more inclusive, robust democratic community. Today’s progressives are pretty similar—they’re certainly not a movement trying to...

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Bleg: USPS Change Of Address

Before the big announcement and change-over, I wanted to throw this question out there: How many of you have dealt with the USPS and “Change of Address” notifications? A couple weeks ago I changed...

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The Next Season

Last year I wrote about the opportunity I had to hunt turkeys on a historic farm here in the Bluegrass State. I wish I could say that the season ended in success but I made a...

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Five Points to the Republicans

The GOP often gets criticized (rightly, in my opinion) for circling the wagons when one of their own steps in it, especially when it comes to issues relating to race, gender, and sexual orientation....