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Chart Of The Day

Gallup asked “registered voters to rate the importance of 13 issues to their vote for Congress, and then to indicate which party would do a better job on each issue.” Republicans came out ahead: Aaron Blake captions: The GOP has an advantage on eight of the nine most important issues tested by Gallup, while Democrats […]

Yglesias Award Nominee

A voice of reason in the ethical swamp of “journalism”: WWD: What are your views of native advertising? Do you run them on your site? David Remnick, editor The New Yorker: We run all kinds of ads, as long as they are clearly marked as advertising when there’s ever a question. I think advertising is […]

Ebola Politics On The Left

Alex Rogers flags the above fear-mongering ad, which attempts to make political hay out of the ebola crisis by blaming the lack of preparedness on budget cuts supported by Republicans: Erica Payne, the producer of the ad and president of the Agenda Project Action Fund, blamed the Ebola crisis wholly on the Republican Party. “I […]

Tweet Of The Day

We do not publish #sponsored content for financial gain, but rather for the joy of promoting corporate brands — The Onion (@TheOnion) October 13, 2014

Quote For The Day

“I have stood by Israel through thick and thin, through the good years and the bad. I have sat down with Ministers and senior Israeli politicians and urged peaceful negotiations and a proportionate response to prevarication, and I thought that they were listening. But I realise now, in truth, looking back over the past 20 […]

The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck

Thought this was a good Reuters map showing the battle lines in Kobani. — DavidKenner (@DavidKenner) October 14, 2014 Turkey launched airstrikes yesterday – not against ISIS, but against Kurdish insurgents in southeast Turkey: Turkish news reports said the strikes had been aimed at fighters of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, known as the P.K.K., […]

Marriage Equality Update

A reader provides it this time: Maybe I missed it, but how have you not posted on gay marriages happening in North Carolina? I guess it’s a sign of how radically things have shifted that Jesse Helms’ state is now performing gay marriages and the Dish doesn’t even post on it : ) The Getty […]

Francis vs The Theocons

They are, naturally, having a collective breakdown. Here’s a taste: John Smeaton, co-founder of Voice of the Family, a coalition of 15 international pro-famiy groups, said it is “one of the worst official documents drafted in Church history.” “Thankfully the report is a preliminary report for discussion, rather than a definitive proposal,” he said in […]

Obama’s Gay Education

In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Winning Marriage, Marc Solomon recaps a private conversation Obama had during his Senate run: In the course of this conversation, [Kevin Thompson] happened to mention Stonewall. “Well, what’s Stonewall?” Obama asked. Show More Summary

On A Tirole

61 years old, French Jean Tirole @UT1Capitole, 1/1 #nobelprize2014 in Economic Sciences — The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 13, 2014 John Cassidy explains the significance of Tirole’s work: Taking tools...Show More Summary

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #226

A frustrated reader sets the scene: This one is going to haunt my dreams. The trash can says “Please Don’t Litter”, so we are in the Anglophone world. The cars drive on the right, so we are most likely in North America. There is gleaming new construction in a super-clean neighborhood, with ample surface parking […]

Patient Two

On Sunday, the CDC announced a second case of ebola in Texas: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that a hospital worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian patient who died of Ebola last Wednesday, has tested positive for the Ebola virus. This is the first case of Ebola being transmitted […]

Yes, This Is A Pastoral Revolution, Ctd.

Yesterday’s big news was the release of a remarkable document detailing the deliberations so far of the Synod on the Family, a gathering of Roman Catholic bishops called by Pope Francis to grapple with issues such as homosexuality and divorce and remarriage among church members. My take is below. John Thavis, a veteran Vatican observer, […]

Yes, This Is A Pastoral Revolution

Well: we can now see the seeds of growth being planted by Pope Francis. Plenty of analyses have already been written insisting that nothing much has changed in the first week of the Synod on Family Life; that established doctrine – even on matters such as the re-married being allowed back to the Lord’s table […]

The Election’s Most Defensive Campaign

It belongs to Alison Grimes, the Democrats’ Senate candidate in Kentucky. She has repeatedly refused to disclose whether or not she voted for Obama. Mitch McConnell is taking full advantage of the situation: Ed Morrissey rolls his eyes in Grimes’ direction: Alison Grimes isn’t running for the position of Private Citizen. She’s running for the […]

Intelligent Design

Oliver Morton pens a touching tribute to modern science, inspired by a visit to a biotech company that mass-produces designer proteins “that recognise and help the body regulate various sorts of target, notably cancers”: If cells could choose their environment, these pampered tanks would be top of their list. Tens of thousands of hours of […]

Books On Bikes

Adele Peters flags a cool educational experiment: While some elementary schools no longer have recess, and people like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie argue that school days should be even longer, a few schools are already moving in a different direction. Some are testing out standing desks, and realizing that a little bit of activity […]

How The Literary Make A Living

While pondering the eternal question of how full-time artists can fund their work, Alan Jacobs looks back to a 1945 essay by the poet and critic R.P. Blackmur, “The Economy of the American Writer”: From our vantage point, perhaps the most interesting point here is Blackmur’s uncertainty about the most likely source of support for […]

Correction Of The Day

The most British newspaper correction I’ve ever seen, in the Guardian via @eleanorokane — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) October 12, 2014

Is Amazon A Monopoly? Ctd

Many readers join the debate: I can’t figure out whether Yglesias was being naïve when he says that “suffice it to say that ‘low and often non-existent profits’ and ‘monopoly’ are not really concepts that go together.” That’s exactly what monopolies do. They have enough capital to take a loss for long enough to wipe […]

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