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When Bad Things Happen to Rich People

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On December 17, 2008
The Madoff affair is interesting on a bunch of levels — psychologically, politically, and sociologically, among others. Something that ought to be looked into vigorously by the new administration is how one of the financial world’s most prominent people could run a scheme that produced such an extraordinary improbable result (15 straight years of significantly […]

The dumbest thing ever posted on the Internet

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On December 8, 2008
As the U.S. economy melts down, as international tensions threaten to spiral out of control, as the sixth anniversary of the biggest foreign policy disaster in American history approaches, as the question of whether George W. Bush is the worst president in American history becomes about as interesting as the question of whether the 2008 […]
Sandy Levinson, a professor of law and political science, has been arguing for several years now that academics pay way too much attention, relatively speaking, to the rights provisions of the Constitution, and not nearly enough to what he calls its hard-wired structural features. One reason this is so is obvious: the hard-wired features don’t […]

The worst sports broadcasters

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On November 24, 2008

This is a very trivial issue, but on the other hand this is an eclectic blog. Why are so many high-profile sports broadcasters so incredibly bad? OK, I’m sure broadcasting a sports event, like j

No we can’t

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On November 18, 2008

This story, indicating that the Obama administration is bailing on the idea even investigating whether criminal charges ought to be brought against Bush administration officials who committed war crim

Are "drugs" "bad?"

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On November 12, 2008

Some of the comments made to Rob’s post on the devastating effects the U.S. drug war has on Mexico and other nations take the view that (simplifying somewhat) yes, “drugs” produce a

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