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Christmas Greeting

I trust that everyone is having a nice a holiday as the child in this image.

There Are Good Gifts, There Are Great Gifts, and Then There are Perfect Gifts

On this Christmas Day, make sure not to do anything to dishonour the memory of LBJ and Youpii.

A cultural history of inflation in America

The title of this post is more in the way of a question regarding whether such a thing exists. The reason I’m asking is that, in the course of researching higher education costs in America back to the middle of the 19th century, I discovered something that flew in the face of what I had […]

Merry Christmas!

Best of luck with efforts to survive any encounters with family.

A Christmas Miracle

An 80s Christmas. Why was the Reagan Administration soft on miscegenation?

The Nicaragua Canal

It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the Nicaragua Canal is not an environmental disaster, not to mention horrible for the people, largely indigenous, who will be displaced because of it. But the combination of China looking to check U.S. power and a Nicaraguan government led by Daniel Ortega, who has every reason to […]

A World War II Christmas

In 1943, it was a high priority of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to get an American Christmas tree on a plane to send to Winston Churchill.

This Day in Labor History: December 24, 1913

On December 24, 1913, striking Italian copper workers in Calumet, Michigan were holding their Christmas party in the town’s crowded Italian Hall building. Someone shouted “fire.” Could have been company thugs, but we will never know. In the ensuing panic, people rushed the exit and 73 died, including 59 children. The copper country of far […]

Winning the War on Christmas

In these trying times, I feel compelled to re-up the Foreign Entanglements discussion of our prospects in the War on Christmas:


I know how much some of you love shaving. Discuss.

Your Official Candidate of the 2016 Beltway Punditry

Get ready for the Jim Webb wave! The Fred Thompson of 2016 has arrived!

Toy Guns

The decline of toy guns seems like it would be an absolute positive. The decline of toy guns so cops don’t mistake them for real and shoot kids means it isn’t. But I’ll go ahead and fool myself into thinking that maybe this, over time, will lead to less of a passion for real guns. […]

At least explain why John Romita Jr. is one of the top 50 comic book artists

Because it’s my birthday and I have the God-given right to behave insufferably on it, I’d like to complain about this otherwise excellent list of the top 50 comic book artists that Brian Cronin at Comic Book Resources has put together. Obviously, there are problems with objectively ranking art and what-not, but despite a bit […]


All, The good people at SunAnt have helped us update to WordPress 4.1. Let this serve as an open thread for emerging problems or issues; from my point of view, site seems to be loading faster this morning. We did lose the Super Simple Quotes plugin (rotating quotes at the top of the page), which […]

On Police Unions

While I have linked many times to incidents of police violence, I have very little to say about the actions of police unions, largely because I don’t care about them since they do not show solidarity with other workers, or any other cause I believe in. I will say this–the leaders of police unions may […]

A New Gilded Age Christmas

A company called Gilded Age Greetings is creating Christmas cards for the New Gilded Age: Just when you thought Christmas couldn’t get any more expensive… a card company has started making greeting cards decorated with pricey jewels. The luxury company are producing bespoke Christmas cards which take over a month to create, are decorated with […]

Tuesday Links

People write things in the intarwebs. These are some of them: Tom Slee on Uber. Molly Lambert on Paul Thomas Anderson. Why third parties aren’t a solution to anything. The term “gentrification” has become nearly as meaningless as “hipster.” Finally, the New York media addresses arguably the most important scandal of our time: the retired […]

American Companies and Cuban Claims

It goes without saying, to me at least, that American companies should have no right to receive compensation for their Cuban property seized in 1959. Making corporate claims a major bargaining chip in dealing with Cuba is a very bad idea for a number of reasons, including the imperialistic origins of those properties that will […]

The legal precariat and the politics of law teaching

An LGM reader writes: I just graduated from law school this past spring, and passed the bar. I applied for a job and completed a phone interview. The actual “interview” portion was very short, maybe 5 minutes. The attorney then asked me, without offering me a job or at all discussing compensation, to write a […]

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