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The Tweet That Backfired

Image from #Rochester — Emily Thornberry MP (@EmilyThornberry) November 20, 2014 It’s a very big day in British politics, as the polls close in the Rochester by-election, where the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party, UKIP, is poised to score another huge victory over the Tories in what should be a supremely safe Conservative seat. But […]

Ferguson On Edge

Protesters were arrested last night. And a court decision could drop tomorrow: The grand jury hearing evidence on the Michael Brown shooting is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session, and a decision on whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson could come the same day, law enforcement officials briefed on the […]

Marriage Equality Update

It comes from a reader this time: I just thought I’d pass a note that earlier today, the Supreme Court blocked a final effort by South Carolina’s Attorney General in requesting a delay in the issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Today at noon, South Carolina became the first state in the Deep South […]

The Payoff Of Amnesty

Alex Nowrasteh claims that the “economic impact of this legalization will be positive”: In the wake of the 1986 Reagan amnesty, wages for legalized immigrants increased – sometimes by as much as 15 percent – because legal workers are more productive and can command higher wages than illegal workers.[i] Being legal also allows these immigrants […]

Jim Webb Throws His Hat In The Ring

He launched a presidential exploratory committee. Tim Murphy quips that Webb’s announcement video “looks like it was filmed by the people who make commercials for personal-injury attorneys.” Regardless, Larison is pleased by the news: Assuming that Webb is able to drum up some substantial support in the coming months, his entry into the race should […]

Quote For The Day

“I wish that all nations may recover and retain their independence; that those which are overgrown may not advance beyond safe measures of power, that a salutary balance may be ever maintained among nations, and that our peace, commerce, and friendship, may be sought and cultivated by all. It is our business to manufacture for […]

Heads Up

I’ll be live-blogging the president’s speech at 8 pm tonight, and we’ll be covering other reactions and the general debate thereafter. Tune in.

This Is Your Grandma On Drugs

Well, weed, to be precise. And look at how their lives fell apart as soon as they touched it..:

Is Another Shutdown Brewing? Ctd

Lauren Fox reports on the thinking of Republicans: Many rank-and-file Republicans see an upcoming funding bill that must pass by Dec.11 as the party’s best shot to stop Obama from implementing his immigration plan. Boehner has signaled that “no option” is off the table, and more than 60 House Republicans have already sent a letter […]

Uber Creepy

I’ve long been a fan of Uber. As someone who doesn’t know how to drive, it’s been a godsend. The cab industry deserves all the competition it can get. It empowers individual entrepreneurs and uses technology in ways that improve everyone’s lives. But it sure does appear that the company’s management is more than a […]

What Do Americans Want On Immigration?

Aaron Blake tries to square the circle: While polling has long shown a clear and strong majority of Americans support a path to citizenship, some recent polls have shown far less support for legal status. While the NBC/WSJ poll shows Americans oppose legal status 48-39, a Washington Post-ABC News poll in September showed Americans opposed […]

The Culture Wars And … Manners

We really are back to the 1990s when I find myself agreeing with Jonah Goldberg: We live in an age of diversity, defined not merely by gender and race, but by lifestyles and values. That’s mostly a good thing — mostly. Like all other good things in life, diversity comes at a cost. And a […]

How Much Does Keystone Matter? Ctd

A reader writes: This is an issue that chafes me to the core. I’m an oil and gas attorney in Houston (although I’m moving in-house with a Dallas-based midstream pipeline company next week). The political parties are strangely upside-down on this issue. Not only are Republican claims of job-creation largely false, but Democrats and environmental […]

Chewing Over Executive Action On Immigration, Ctd

Obama is scheduled to announce his executive action on immigration tonight at 8 pm ET. Like Mark Krikorian, Frum rejects the comparison of Obama’s amnesty to Reagan’s and George HW Bush’s: Reagan and Bush acted in conjunction with Congress and in furtherance of a congressional purpose. In 1986, Congress passed a full-blown amnesty, the Simpson-Mazzoli […]

Being Conscious Of Your Own Circumcision, Ctd

Readers continue to provide the best MGM conversation out there: This is in response to this reader. The condition that worries the dads is called phimosis. Until my mid-twenties, I couldn’t see more than a dime-sized area of my glans when I pulled back my foreskin. I didn’t even realize my foreskin was supposed to […]

Ethically-Sourced Junk Food Still Junk Food

Alice Robb flags a new paper in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing: A team of researchers led by John Pedoza, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Kentucky, found that we assume that food made by a socially conscious company is also healthy. Pedoza and colleagues asked 144 students to evaluate […]

The Costs Of Fighting Climate Change

Elizabeth Kolbert takes to task Naomi Klein’s latest book for downplaying those costs: The need to reduce carbon emissions is, ostensibly, what This Changes Everything is all about. Yet apart from applauding the solar installations of the Northern Cheyenne, Klein avoids looking at all closely at what this would entail. She vaguely tells us that […]

Signed By An Algorithm

Derek Thompson highlights a remarkable tool that “may soon further diminish the importance of actually hearing artists perform”: Next Big Sound, a five-year-old music-analytics company based in New York, scours the Web for Spotify listens, Instagram mentions, and other traces of digital fandom to forecast breakouts. It funnels half a million new acts through an […]

What To Think Of Bill Cosby? Ctd

Whoopi Goldberg, a diehard Polanski defender, is skeptical of the allegations against Bill Cosby: Readers react to the disturbing story: I certainly understand Barbara Bowman’s anger. I think the answer to her question, of course, has more than a little to do with race. In this country, accusing a black man of raping a white […]

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