Month: November 2007

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Giving Thanks

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On November 21, 2007
After scurrying around to file a document with a court before the holiday, I spent the afternoon attending to the last minute Thanksgiving food shopping. The greenmarket was truly impressive today — mushrooms, eggs, apples, turkeys, bison, root veggies . . . pretty much everything you could need for your holiday feast. After a crushingly […]

Easterbrook

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On November 21, 2007

Gregg Easterbrook is, evidently, still alive and still writing, and he’s still a deranged lunatic. If you listen to right wing culture warriors, you know they are adept at concocting bizarre, br

On Women in Public Life

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On November 21, 2007
Yglesias reports on a survey that shows we are making progress. This was the question asked in the survey: “Some people feel that women should have an equal role with men in running business, industry and government. Others feel that women’s place is in the home. Where would you place yourself on this scale or […]
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Ignorance Is Bliss

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On November 20, 2007

Gainer The Gopher sez: Slappy Who? One advantage to being in Canada right now is that sportswriters are much more preoccupied with such matters as the epochal Riders/Lions tilt and much less with the

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Worst American Birthdays, vol. 31

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On November 20, 2007
While the age of his mustache remains a matter of state secrecy, John Robert Bolton turns 59 today. In his many years of public service, Bolton has never met a nation whose threat to the United States he did not hysterically overstate, nor has he ever met an international organization he did not suspect of […]

Borking and The Court

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On November 20, 2007

I actually agree with two points that Ross Douthat makes here. First, I think that there’s a tendency to assume that Roe‘s popular support made its upholding inevitable, but this really is

Halftime Harassment

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On November 20, 2007

Well, this makes me happier that the Jets are 2-8: At halftime of the Jets’ home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, several hundred men lined one of Giants Stadium’s two pedestrian ra

July 5

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On November 20, 2007
Today we started a mini-simulation for a course at Patterson. This isn’t the larger spring policy simulation, but rather a smaller exercise designed to facilitate group work and presentation skills. My topic was this: An alien attack has resulted in the destruction of the greater portion of the urban infrastructure of the United States and […]

A Pledge To Keep

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On November 20, 2007

Especially useful with Thanksgiving approaching: So why not try this for a day? If you’re going to eat something, eat it. If you’re not, don’t. Beating yourself up about food, privat

Season 3

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On November 19, 2007

What’s the general consensus on the relative strength of Wire seasons? I’m halfway through season 3, and I think I like it the best of them all so far. Then again, this would fit neatly in

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