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Inspired by Grand Poohbah Berube, this week’s best choices: Has there ever been a more overrated quarterback than Peyton Manning? The new Google Reader — a great idea brilliantly executed. Bill Belichick has never coached a better pass defense than the 2011 Patriots. If you had to bet your life on the South Carolina Republican […]

Fort Monroe

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One way Obama’s lands policy has frustrated many in the environmental community is that, unlike most other Democratic presidents in memory and many Republicans for that matter, he has been retic

The gold’s gonna be good.

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UCI recommends that one or twice a year every instructor should record him- or herself teaching and sit down with a pedagogical counselor and go over the results. It’s a harrowing experience, but useful in the extreme because it helps temper some habits that’ve become so fixed they don’t register as extreme anymore. It’s an […]

LaRussa

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If you are going to retire, might as well do it on top. One of the greatest managers in baseball history. I would say that I care that he is a Teabagger, but almost all professional athletes are right

A Note

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Hey, I’m a long-time Doug Flutie fan too. So before anybody in our comments section compares Tim Tebow to Flutie again, there should be evidence that he’s better than JaMarcus Russell first. Share

Money for nothing

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This story in the Economist does a good job of capturing the broad outlines of a crisis that’s been building in higher education for a generation now: that is, ever since colleges and universiti

7 Billion

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As the world’s population reaches 7 billion sometime today, it’s worth remembering that while overpopulation is an important environmental issue that needs addressing, it is a vastly lesser problem that the consumption of the planet’s resources by the wealthy. I don’t know if there’s any kind of conversion mechanism on the internet, but the purchase […]

Ruh-Roh

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On October 30, 2011

I’m not going to say, exactly, that this story affects Cain’s chances of getting the nomination. I think this changes them from zero to zero. But it certainly doesn’t help. Share

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