Month: November 2011

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Stopping Keystone

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On November 26, 2011

While the nation’s attention has been focused on Occupy Wall Street, Jane Mayer wonders whether the really important American political movement of 2011 has not actually been the Bill McKibben l

Pastoral Capitalism

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On November 26, 2011

Outstanding Louise Mozingo op-ed on how office parks contribute to sprawl and how any rethinking of urban spaces needs to place limitations on the growth of “pastoral capitalism,” as she c

Leftovers

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On November 25, 2011

What are you doing with all of your leftover turkey? When I was growing up, I knew turkey leftovers well. We’d get a big turkey for Thanksgiving and then eat the leftovers for like 3 weeks. Then

Did Paterno et al. Do Enough?

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On November 25, 2011
The answer is, in fact, perfectly obvious: But none of the principals involved here are corporate lawyers. None of them has any ethical duty of confidentiality toward Penn State and certainly not toward Sandusky. They have absolutely no ethical, moral or legal basis for not immediately dialing 911 after witnessing the rape, or hearing about […]

Self-Actualization

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On November 24, 2011

I thought everyone might need their feelings reassured for Thanksgiving. Luckily, the Denver Westword has provided us with some extra-special classroom posters from 1973. Now, let’s all gather a

Mandate!

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On November 24, 2011
Whenever you hear a pundit use this word, you can safely tune out, as it’s an even bigger bullshit dump than “leadership” or “bully pulpit.” The rest of the column, meanwhile, is premised on the idea that the ideas of the Catfood Commission are enormously popular, or at least that Obama could make them popular.   […]
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