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The Leftist Hamilton?

Ever since the 1820s, Americans have recreated the Founding Fathers they wished they had and used them in convenient ways to promote their own agenda. Little has changed over the decades except the addition of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and to a lesser extent, Theodore Roosevelt, to the pantheon of people who you can […]

Do You think Kirsten Gilibrand is Hot?

Do you think she’s fat? In either case, could you keep it to yourself?


So this is happening: The mayor of the town on the Sea of Azov confirmed rebels had entered, as jubilant rebel supporters shared photos of advancing tanks on social media. Ukrainian forces said they were still in “total control” of the town. The rebels have been trying for weeks to break out of a near-encirclement […]

America’s gun fetishism

Yesterday a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a 39-year-old instructor at a firing range designed to cater to Las Vegas tourists. Sprawling across more than 30 acres in the Mojave desert 26 miles from Vegas, Bullets and Burgers advertises itself as an “Outdoor Machine Gun Adventure” with a “Desert Storm atmosphere.” “Our guests have […]

Red States Inflict Suffering on Their Citizens to Spite Obama

The most direct consequence of states refusing to accept the Medicaid expansion is people suffering from avodiable death and/or suffering because they don’t have medical insurance. The problems are going beyond this as well: While record numbers of Americans sign up for the larger Medicaid health insurance program for the poor, financial issues are emerging […]

Philanthropy and the Bucket Challenge

I got sick of the means after about 10 minutes. But it’s worth considering the possibility that the ends are dubious as well. In particular, I agree with Salmon about the “raising awareness” point. Raising awareness about AIDS was valuable in itself because the disease was largely avoidable through changes in behavior. But being aware […]

The Supreme Court v. Accountability

Good piece by Erwin Chemerinsky on how judicial doctrines of immunity make it difficult to get effective remedies for abuses of power by local authorities: Because it is so difficult to sue government entities, most victims’ only recourse is to sue the officers involved. But here, too, the Supreme Court has created often insurmountable obstacles. […]

ESPN’s creepy nonsense

ESPN is veering into Robbie George territory here. Like George, their desperate search for a reason gay people living normal human lives and doing normal human things ought to be viewed as a problem has caused them to stumble across a strategy that makes them look incredibly creepy, with what appears to be an unhealthy […]

Indefensible Arguments Fare Poorly In Federal Court

I almost feel bad for the attorneys representing the states here. I can’t say I’d want to come before Richard Posner with nothing but empty tautologies either: Judge Richard Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, was dismissive...Show More Summary

Today In Green Lanternism

Via Chait, who engages in some entertaining mockery of the embarrassing bad faith summit between Frank and West, we can see a somewhat more measured argument in the same vein from Michael Kazin. To be clear, it’s not nearly as bad as Frank’s Salon hackwork. Nonetheless, my jaw remained on the floor for some time […]

And We’ll See How it Feels, Goin’ Mobile…

All, Our mobile site should be active once again, and should also represent a significant improvement on the previous site. Let me know in comments if there are any problems. Best, Management


Because everyone needs some hot Fulcrum on Typhoon action on their Tuesday morning: Via Foxtrot Alpha.

Butter and the Before Time

Memories of Butter? This is an acceptable name for something only if dairy cows have been obliterated by whichever flavor of apocalypse comes home to roost. In between shifts at the sludge plant you smear Memories of Butter on your protein cube and weep silently when the child who doesn’t know any better asks you […]

The Doggerel Thread

LGM frequenter and all-around great polar bear, N_B has suggested a doggerel thread. I love the idea. Write your corny, bad poetry here! Two rules: 1.) the poetry must be inspired by either wingnuts or wingnuttery in general and 2.) let’s keep Nantucket out of this. Nantucket didn’t do anything to deserve an appearance  in […]

Area Hack Fires Popgun, Shoots Self Repeatedly In Foot

A conservative writer has options. They could, for example, pursue journalism. Alternatively, they could join with Tucker Carlson and do whatever it is that the Daily Caller does. One of the latter is Jim Treacher, the Daily Tucker blogger for people who find Mickey Kaus too highbrow. For some reason, he showed up in my […]

More on the NFL Shakedown

The NFL is now retroactively applying its belief that musicians who perform at the Super Bowl should not only pay for the privilege, but should also pay the NFL for the money they make after the fact from the publicity: Because there is nothing more wholesome than the modern-day equivalent of Roman bloodsport, the NFL […]

Summing Up On Salaita and Academic Freedom

Earlier this year, the Regents of the University of Kansas ended academic freedom in the state, making something called the “improper use of social media” a firable offense for tenured faculty. But give them this: they were honest about what they were doing. Phyllis Wise and the Board or Trustees at the University of Illinois […]

The Wire: It’s No 24!

Dylan Matthews dug up Neil Genzlinger’s New York Times’ original review of The Wire. To say the least, it hasn’t aged well. It’s all served up in dialogue heavy with police-speak and dealer-speak, sometimes unintelligibly so. The language is supposed to be realistic and maybe it is realistic, but it often feels self-conscious, like an […]

ESPN Blows It

If Marcus Mariota makes a dime off this, then my enjoyment of college football will be ended forever. Oregon is selling 25 different jerseys, counting colors and sizes, of No. 8, quarterback Marcus Mariota… The NCAA and its schools have long contended that numbers don’t necessarily correspond to current players, but common sense, as proven […]

Recording the Police: A Felony

This is some disturbing footage. In Petersburg, Virginia, the police arrested people next door to the home of JaQuan Fisher. He started recording them. The police then attacked Fisher violently. His sister then recorded that. It is that footage shown in the link. Fisher was charged with 2 counts of felony assault on law enforcement […]

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