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Union-busting, health care reform-opposing, global-warming denying John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, has come up with a super idea for cutting his health insurance costs: giving his employees extra discounts on their company store purchases if they maintain or achieve a “healthy” (sic) weight. The details: employees with a Body Mass Index of between 28 […]
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Fat and Identity Politics

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On January 20, 2010
I’m doing a talk on this topic at UCLA tomorrow. The price is right for any LA LGMers looking to stretch their entertainment dollar. I’m staying at a guest house on campus tonight and there’s a photo of Lew Alcindor on the wall.
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You look marvelous

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On January 13, 2010
Lane Kiffin’s head coaching resume includes stints with the Oakland Raiders, the University of Tennessee (9th winningest program in major college football history) and now USC (seventh winningest program of all time). Lane Kiffin has never won more than seven games in a season. Lane Kiffin is 34 years old. I wonder what his views […]

It’s not personal, it’s business

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On January 10, 2010
Kevin Drum likes the idea of not getting hysterical over every terrorist incident, but he’s got practical and theoretical objections to an approach that emphasizes the risk from terrorism is statistically negligible: This line of argument — that terrorism is statistically harmless compared to lots of other activities — will never work. For better or […]

The politics of cowardice

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On January 9, 2010

I think it’s a positive sign that the WSJ published this. On a related note, in the last two days fighter jets have been scrambled twice to “accompany” flights on which passengers be

Rudy can fail

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On January 8, 2010

One of the curious aspects of 9/11 is that, in an almost literal way, it somehow didn’t happen under the Bush administration’s watch. The self-evidence of this “fact” is illust

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