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This won’t end well

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On August 4, 2020
Any attempt to have a college football season this year will very likely be a disaster due to the characteristics of the virus itself, along with our criminally negligent political leadership’s indifference to the spread of the disease throughout society. The deeply corrupt nature of the institution of college football, which treats the players as […]

Householder arrested

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On July 21, 2020

Of the two states I spend my time in, I pay a lot more attention to Seattle/Washington politics than Dayton/Ohio, and as such I don’t have much commentary or insight to offer here, but this morn

For the next installment of “djw interviews authors of recently published scholarly work he thinks is interesting” I talked to Greg Shill, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, about his new article published in last month’s issue of the New York University Law Review, “Should Law Subsidize Driving?”. It’s not often I […]

LGM Podcast: VP2

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On May 29, 2020

And now, part 2. In the rest of the interview, Chris and I discuss his new book, released just two weeks ago from Kansas University Press and available for purchase now, addressing the larger question

LGM Podcast: VP 1

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On May 27, 2020

As we enter the period of wild speculation about a Presidential candidate’s VP choice and its electoral implications, it occurred to me that I’m fortunate to work right down the (now, trag

Daniel Nichanian on an important progressive victory last night in Multnomah county (which is Portland and a few inner suburbs): It may be the widest election win yet for progressives in a contested prosecutor’s race. Mike Schmidt, who ran on a criminal justice reform platform, was elected district attorney on Tuesday in Multnomah County, which is […]

Debt

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On February 16, 2020

Consider two forms of debt: Debt A totals around 1.6 trillion dollars, with the average debt in the 30-40 thousand dollar range. The level of A-debt in society has grown at substantial and alarming ra

Samoa

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On December 1, 2019
It was probably inevitable that the success of the anti-vaccination movement would eventually lead to an outbreak with substantial casualties. It has now happened in Samoa, where 48 people so far have died from measles, including 22 infants. Public health officials do not believe the outbreak has peaked, and expect those numbers to rise, possibl […]

Election Day

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On November 5, 2019

Election day is upon us. Soon, we’ll be treated to extreme over-interpretations of a handful of electoral events in unrepresentative states. Let’s call this an open thread for all election

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