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Theoretically Progressive Media Company Typically Anti-Union

I am so not surprised that self-proclaimed friend of labor Media Matters wants a union-free shop: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media […]

Carter and Keystone

Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, and other Nobel Peace Prize winners are right about Keystone. Former president Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, warning President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, “You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define […]

Innovations In Leftier-Than-Thouism That Always Happens To Be Rightier-Than-Thouism In Practice

Shorter Lambert Strether: I’m baffled that anyone would think that reducing the number of uninsured, such as the net increase of 9.3 million with coverage, is an actual goal of health care policy. Even though I certainly used to think that when people thought my Republican talking point would be proven right! As Megan McArdle […]

Shoe Strike

Chinese workers making shoes for American manufacturers are on strike: More than 30,000 staff at the Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) factory in Dongguan city have been striking for several days in protest at unpaid social insurance payments, said US-based China Labour Watch, adding that police had beaten and detained several protesters. China is facing labour […]

The end of the law school scam and the limits of transparency

Three years ago this week I published a piece in the New Republic, outlining the various ways in which the graduate employment rates law schools advertised were deeply misleading. At that time, only a handful of mostly elite schools published meaningful employment data: by contrast, the standard practice was to report a nine-month employment rate […]

Divorcing Design from Money

I love fashion, I love interior design. I gave up on fashion magazines years and years ago because I think women’s magazines are pretty awful for women. But beyond that, I think the world of fashion is too wedded to money. It’s too wedded to that cadre of socialites you see in the back of […]

In America, even the air is racist

It turns out that the quality of the air you breathe might be related to the color of your skin — even after adjusting for income. Great job, air!

“There is No Southern Baptist Position on Abortion”

So said a Southern Baptist Convention newspaper on January 31, 1973, soon after Roe v. Wade was decided. Question: What is the Southern Baptist position on abortion? Answer: There is no official Southern Baptist position on abortion, or any other such question. Among 12 million Southern Baptists, there are probably 12 million different opinions. Question: […]

It’s a Carrier!

I display some frustration: As an educator, I can attest to some frustration in relating to students that the United States operates ten aircraft carriers, plus another nine ships that we would refer to as aircraft carriers if they served in any other navy.  And while I appreciate the desire of analysts to differently categorize the capabilities […]


What are the best documentaries of all time? Sight and Sound is about to release a poll around this issue. Richard Brody has his choices, of which I’ve seen 2: Night and Fog, which belongs, and The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, which is one of the most remarkable films I’ve ever seen although I’m […]

The Ludlow Centenary

Next week will mark the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre. While it seems like a long time ago, in the New Gilded Age, it remains disturbingly relevant because the conditions that created such horrors in 1914 are returning to the United States of 2014. The historian Thai Jones gives an overview of the event […]

“…there was virtually no investigation at all.”

The Amy Schumer sketch I linked to earlier today is, alas, applicable to a much wider array of institutions: As she gave her account to the police, several bruises began to appear, indicating recent trauma. Tests would later find semen on her underwear. For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept […]

Climate Change and Today’s Weather

The evidence connecting climate change to specific weather events continues to grow, as this NASA run-down of research on the California drought demonstrates (PDF).

Ask Steven Attewell anything!

He’s got an AMA over there on that reddit thing, and you’re more than welcome to join in the festivities.

It’s not like he’s announced his intentions in public, repeatedly

An Oklahoma school district just approved a four-year elective called the “Museum of the Bible Curriculum.” It was created by the noted educational theorist — Hobby Lobby President Steve Green — who hopes that learning about the Bible in an “objective” fashion in a “secular program of education” will be mandatory in Oklahoma sometime in […]

Go, Joe

Evidently, Biden’s big mouth isn’t always a blessing, but on same-sex marriage it did indeed compel Obama to postmaturely do the right thing, and good for him.

Donald Rumsfeld frightened and confused by US tax code

“I have sent in our federal income tax and our gift tax returns for 2013,” Rumsfeld wrote. “As in prior years, it is important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.” In his letter, Rumsfeld attributed his ignorance of whether he paid […]

One Pot, One Skillet

Last night I made one of my favorite quick, easy one-skillet meals:  Browned Italian sausage simmered with big chunks of bell pepper and onion in a little beer (or wine), chicken stock, and tomato paste. I also threw in some cherry tomatoes and let them burst. It was yummy; it always is. What are your […]

Stereotypes about Americans are All True

I’m sure this story about an Oklahoma gun range that wants a liquor license doesn’t reinforce what the world thinks about Americans: From movie theaters to bowling alleys to golf clubs, consumers are accustomed to destinations that come with a full restaurant and bar. But what about a gun range? A new Metro business, slated […]

I Dedicate this Post to Scott Lemieux

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