Roe Was Right (Pt.I)

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Now that this argument has officially become contrarian, I will explain why Roe v. Wade was correct on the merits. Before I begin, a few things to note about my argument. First, I'm defending the outcome of the case, as opposed to the craftsmanship of the...

The Boys of Summers

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At Balkanization, Mark Graber makes a great point about the Summers fracas: Why does the president of Harvard focus only on those academic areas where superficial numbers suggest boys do slightly better than girls, ignoring those academic areas where initial impressions suggest girls do much better than boys?...

Oddity

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I'm sure that this isn't literally without precedent, but the Steelers are 3 point underdogs today. I certainly can't remember a healthy home team being an underdog in a conference championship game. I can see a rational argument that this is underrating them; the Steelers won't...

The Circle Game

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The best defense of Bush v. Gore was written by Richard Posner. It was still strikingly unpersuasive, but since Posner is a pragmatist it did have the advantage of not trying to.

Preface: the anti-Roe minority

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As an interlude, I thought it would be useful to link to this old post, which brings up an empirical fact that rarely makes it into "counterintuitive" arguments about how the widely-despised Roe v. Wade is destroying the Democratic Party: the public favors it by a two-to-one margin. I'm...
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