Chicken Soup For The Argumentative

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Approximating Evil

Describing “Empathy for the Devil,” Noah Millman writes: As for me, what I find most terrifying about stories like Adam Lanza’s is . . . that I can all too easily imagine what it...

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Help an OG out

Our good friend and league founder Scott Payne is embarking on a new initiative, and he could use our help. He is applying for a new job with SumOfUs.org as their Canadian Campaign Manager....

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A Message from Senate Republicans

Dear New Jersey, Staten Island, and Long Island: We know you are some of the biggest net donor regions in the country, with NJ getting back only 55 cents on every dollar you send...

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I got a new camera.

A misty morning in Montauk Harbor In Tony Comstock’s post Why I don’t make movies anymore (and what I’m doing instead) I laid out how my family and I are responding to the changing...

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The First Contemporary Culture Warrior

On July 1, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated U.S. Circuit Court Judge Robert H. Bork to the United States Supreme Court and while this nomination was not the first politically controversial nomination to the...

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Today

Regular readers know me as the League’s ‘gun guy’. I am not the only writer at the League experienced with guns, but I am definitely the loudest, and so that means I have some...

Ugly Guns Make America an Uglier Place

  I was not quite 15 when President Reagan was shot, and for me, the defining image of that day is the one you see above; Secret Service agent Robert Wanko brandishing an Uzi. You...

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How to Join a Social Circle & Make Friends in a Group

~by Rod Engelsman Note: I’d been mulling over a guest post on this topic for the last several days. Given the rumors surrounding the mental state of the perpetrator of last Friday’s horror in Connecticut,...

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The Grand Bargain, Revisited

Before describing himself as “agonizing” over whether to support it or not, Paul Krugman tries to distill the pro/con of the latest potential Grand Bargain: So is what Obama gets out of this — basically unemployment...

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Thoughts on Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum

This post is in large measure a summary of yesterday’s discussion hosted by Tamara Cofman Wittes, Director at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, with Khaled Elgindy, a fellow at the Saban Center,...

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Our Kickstarter project for BILL AND DESIREE: LOVE IS TIMELESS has reached 56% of its funding goal. Thanks to Leaguers who have pledged and helped spread the word. We still have just 0ver $800...

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About Today’s Fiscal Cliff Trial Balloon

Note: Such are things right now that writing about the fiscal cliff struck me as a welcome diversion. Ezra Klein is the White House’s favorite young journalist, so he’s been the guy when it comes to...

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This.

“Can you help me make fairy wings?” “My water turned pink!” “Oh no… it’s going to fall!” [crash] [giggles] “I made the play dough flat.” “Do you want to play animals with me?” “I’M...

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Where Do We Go From Here?

When tragedy strikes, there is a natural human tendency to feel that Something Must Be Done.  In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, CT, suggestions for Things To Be Done are already piling...

On the Limits and Possibilities of Acknowledging Human Tragedy

It’s one of the great mistakes of contemporary political discourse that the doctrine of original sin is almost exclusively used to justify inaction. The usual argument goes as follows: humans are profoundly, tragically sinful....