Freegans

LA Times does a profile of Freegans living in…New York! Similar to the NY Times longer, better article from back in June. Now I’m a fierce defender of LA against the New York evangelists, but the LA paper makes it hard when they get scooped by 3 months. Plus, I know LA has it’s own […]

You’re Hurting America

I agree with the arguments at Ways to End the World (here and here) that Tucker should have to turn in his pundit car keys for his interview at MSNBC. Of course, his assholery mostly exists in the tone of his statements, without a “nappy-headed hos” smoking gun, so I think he’s safe. Sadly.

What […]

Women in the Kitchen and the House*

The post, “Children and Careers”, over at Echidne of the Snakes takes issue with this old Washington Post article that I also found problematic. Here’s the conclusion:

I know that articles like the one I linked to must address the world as it is and not the way some feminazi goddess might like it […]

HS Debate ’08

So this year’s High School Policy Debate topic is:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its public health assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa.

And I’ve been thinking about this off and on for the last few weeks. (Yes, this is where I brandish my true-nerd membership card and reveal my previous life as […]

Nattering Nabobs

Apparently politics is calvinball, and Democrats lose no matter what they do. Ignore trivial and baseless attacks: you’re weak/feminine/french/gay. Hit back against the attacks: you’re a whiner, and hence still weak/feminine/french/gay. It’s extremely…aggravating.

Yesterday, Jake Tapper of ABC “News” (and an expert victimologist) informed us that, surprise, Democrats are embracing victimhood. Even less surprising, the […]

Towards Accessible Politics

This Ezra Klein post about how blogs have brought political issues rather than political competition to the forefront is very good. The latter has fans much like basketball or stamp-collecting, but the former is important to us all.

Everyone cares about how their boss treats them, whether their water is safe to drink, and what […]