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Obama’s Notre Dame Speech

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On May 18, 2009
I was impressed and was thinking about writing about it, and I may do so at some point, but not today. Some recommended thoughtful commentary: Hugo Schwyzer sees Isiah Berlin and likes it. Russell Arben Fox sees Rousseau and likes it. Mahablog sees Reinhold Neihbur and smart politics. Share

Bacon Vodka

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On May 11, 2009

I actually know the inventors of this ridiculous product, although I haven’t tried it. I can’t decide if the possibility they might get very wealthy from this is one of the worst things ab

Elsewhere

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On May 9, 2009
I’m hosting a book salon and discussion with Ben Page, a co-author of Class War? What Americans really think about Economic Inequality, starting right now at firedoglake. Share

libertarians and women

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On April 30, 2009

Will Wilkinson approvingly directs me to Jason Kuznicki’s half-hearted defense of Peter Thiel’s unfortunate musings about the tragic consequences of women’s suffrage. Kuznicki basica

Is New Hampshire #5?

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On April 29, 2009

It’s up to John Lynch now. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 13 to 11 in favor of the bill, but only after a last-minute amendment strengthened language granting legal protections for relig

Bush vs. effective public transit

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On April 12, 2009
Via DMZ, I learn that this year, the Metro shuttles that connected park and rides to Safeco field before and after Mariners games will no longer exist. The Mariners paid for some but not all of the cost and the riders paid three dollars. Congestion is pretty horrible before and after games. Why has this […]

Rawls, religion, merit

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On April 10, 2009

Background: John Rawls wrote an undergrad thesis on theology when he was deeply religious. He also wrote an unpublished essay in the 90’s on the role religion played in his thought. Thomas Nagel

Response to Brad Delong

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On March 23, 2009
Earlier today, Brad Delong observed: At the moment “Fear of Reese Witherspoon Look-Alikes on the Pill” has 116 comments, while “The Geithner Plan FAQ” has only 89 comments. I confess this leaves me somewhat disappointed: I thought money would be dominating by this point… It’s a fair point. The mockery of Douthat’s all too public […]
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