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Improve Your Personality

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On March 31, 2016
Some advice from 1951. Certainly I could use it. Also, here’s a great piece about why the Soviets didn’t have American enemies in their Cold War films while Americans were making Red Dawn and Rocky IV. I watched Pickup on South Street earlier this week. It was great, but equally good was the bonus material […]
As many of you have will have already discovered, Ed Kilgore’s blogging about GOP convention rules has been invaluable. This is a really good discussion of why the contemporary political convention is very poorly suited to actually choosing (rather than coronating) a nominee. Today, he has a good analysis of how difficult it would be […]

Skyping with Rousseau

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On March 31, 2016

Normally I try to keep in mind that one’s dreams are almost always boring to other people, but this one I think may be an exception. Not your average teaching stress/anxiety dream. In my dream l

Keep on Fracking!

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On March 31, 2016

Now that the USGS has determined that Oklahoma has as much chance of a damaging earthquake in the next year as California, the only solution is to frack, frack away! I was in your state writing about

The global production economy is obviously great for workers. Thank you Walmart, Gap, and Target for providing these workers in India jobs by contracting production out to the lowest bidder who have every incentive to beat and rob workers at every point of the process. Rahul was earlier being paid Rs. 5813. However, he says, […]
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Djw observes below that opponents of reproductive freedom are nothing if not creative in their use of state coercion to obstruct and punish women who choose to obtain abortions. Non-state actors can be similarly creative, and similarly reprehensible: With assistance from her lawyer, over the course of the next few days, AJ would learn that […]

Dumbfounded?

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On March 31, 2016

Today in appalling innovations in abortion law: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert just signed a law that will require doctors to ignore best medical practice and give some women unnecessary anesthesia for aborti

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