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I don’t think I’ve done one of these things, er, ever, so why not? Julian Sanchez on Volokh’s “conversion” posts. Belle Waring replies, devastatingly, to her critics. Would be worth about six “ouches” and four “heh-indeeds” if I did that sort of thing. Like CT, I strongly recommend John McGowan on Nussbaum/Butler (1,2). Roy on […]

Well, She Tried

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On August 30, 2005

One of the biggest reasons that the arguments of American “pro-lifers” are such a self-contradictory shambles is the belief of many of them that women should not be subject to any legal sa

It doesn’t get much worse than Mike Hargrove bringing in the occasionally-pitching-like-stylings of Matt Thornton to face Jason Giambi, who in one of the most foreseeable acts in baseball history immediately crushed a 3-run homer. Even worse, after that Hargrove stormed out of the dugout and started screaming at Thornton. The thing is, Grover, Matt […]

Alterman on Murray

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On August 29, 2005

Eric Alterman excerpts his analysis of Chalres Murray’s Losing Ground from What Liberal Media?. The first book showed the same emprical rigor that he would display in The Bell Curve: Unfortunate

Louisiana 2005

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On August 28, 2005
It’s times like this that call from the greatest song by one of the greatest albums in American popular music: What has happened down here is the winds have changedClouds roll in from the north and it started to rainRained real hard and it rained for a real long timeSix feet of water in the […]

In Critique of Nepotism

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On August 25, 2005
Jonah Goldberg: The panel consisted of Mitchell Muncy, the head of Spence Publishing, Marji Ross the head of Regnery, Daniel Flynn of Accuracy in Academia and my editor Adam Bellow of Random House (who helped bring to the public The Bell Curve and The Closing of the American Mind among scores of others). So, in […]

Zevon

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On August 25, 2005

Erik writes to ask what somebody who owns Excitable Boy but is interested in branching out a bit should purchase, and if that’s not a topic for this blog, what is? To start with, there are two p

C’est moi!

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On August 25, 2005

Despite popular demand, Lawyers, Guns and Money is proud to offer pictorial representation of yours truly. Photo by Shakespeare’s Sister. (Context here. Matt uncomfortably notes that my argument

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