Month: December 2009

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The Higher Nagging sinks to new lows.

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I am, most likely, the only person on earth currently taking a break from the serious work of reading and writing about comics by reading a novel whose cover declares that it “only [could] have been devised by a literary team fielding the Marquis de Sade, Arthur Edward Waite, Sir James Frazer, Gurdjieff, Madame Blavatsky, […]

Throw grandma down the well

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On December 17, 2009

So your taxes can be free. The current estate tax mess is a story of almost mind-numbing greed and legislative incompetence. A quick summary: In 2001 Congress greatly decreased the (already tiny) numb

The Devil and Rand Paul

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On December 17, 2009
Just when you begin to think that it’s literally impossible for Rand Paul’s Senatorial campaign to get any more entertaining:The gentleman behind the mike is Chris Hightower, Rand Paul’s campaign spokesman. In addition to his affection for Satan, Mr. Hightower appears to have demonstrated an unfortunate aversion to “Afro-Americans.” LOL! As an aside, it really […]

Abortion Access in Uniform

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On December 16, 2009

Bad: For military women, who lack all rights to medical privacy, facing an unplanned pregnancy is a daunting obstacle. Thanks to anti-abortion forces in Congress, military hospitals are banned from pr

A random walk down Wall Street

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On December 16, 2009

Whoops. If you had bought $1000 worth of stock in each of the ten recommended companies on the day this article was published, and then held them until today, you would have watched your $10,000 inves

Longtime readers will know that I believe that the president’s role in passing new domestic initiatives (as opposed to applying existing regulations or putting issues on the agenda) is an essentially subordinate one, and those who think that a ruthless president with partisan control of Congress can get what he wants need to (for starters) […]

I don’t want to be that guy

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On December 16, 2009
I.E., the guy who takes pride in not watching television, since (a) I watch quite a bit of television; and (b) I think getting academic credit for writing/talking about TV shows would be AWESOME. Indeed I would love to be the Stuart Scott of some Cultural Studies department — booyah! But . . . all […]
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