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One of the reasons Slate has improved greatly over the years is that it not longer publishes the inadvertently self-paradoic ramblings of Steven Landsburg.  (I particularly enjoyed his argument that you can’t tax the wealthy because other people will ultimately spend the money.  Oh.)   So when stalwart commenter gmack noted that Mr. Landsburg had weighed […]

Uppity Women

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On March 6, 2012

Say this for Rusty, he’s consistent. Meanwhile, his advertisers continue to violate his Republican First Amendment right to maintain advertising revenue in perpetuity whether or not being associ

Random Links And Observations

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On December 9, 2010
Jill’s take on the Assange is arrest is definitive.   Of course, the priority put on his arrest is almost certainly political.   But that doesn’t make the charges invalid on their face — Capone really was guilty of tax evasion — and certainly have nothing to do with the “dating police.”  Indeed, the only Victorian morality […]
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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 ther

Boys Club

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On February 6, 2009
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health issues raise the possibility that the SCOTUS may soon not have any women on it. If Ginsburg retires, the pressure on Obama to nominate a woman to replace her will be intense. Question: what percentage of the public and of political and legal elites, respectively, would object on principle to such […]

More on Thomas

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On April 4, 2008

Thomas Beattie, the transman who is about 6 months pregnant, was on Oprah yesterday. You can find video of the first 3 parts (of 4) here. I think he handled himself really impressively. And what an im

Venom

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On February 12, 2008
As bean notes, Hilzoy has a good response to Krugman… I have no doubt that most of the venom that Krugman sees comes from Obama supporters. He has, after all, been on an anti-Obama tear for several months now. But he is an economist, and economists should know enough about basic social science techniques to […]

1880’s Wingnuttery Today

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On November 14, 2007

Idaho Republicans try to use public policy not only to trap women in marriages they want out of but to encourage them to stay at home where they belong. Which is indeed in character with their refusal

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