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Illiberal Feminism Strikes Again, Ctd

A reader very close to the controversy writes: I saw your blog post about the feministic censoring of my debate in Oxford. I thought you might be interested in my piece about this debacle published in this week’s Spectator. The terrible irony of my having effectively been banned by “pro-choice” students is that I intended […]

Scientific Paper Of The Day

Joseph Stromberg flags the above document (pdf): According to the blog Scholarly Open Access, this PDF made the rounds, and an Australian computer scientist named Peter Vamplew sent it to the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology in response to spam from the journal. Apparently, he thought the editors might simply open and read it. […]

The Strangeness Of Our Love Of Our Pets, Ctd

A reader is moved by this post: I have sat in the waiting room of my vet’s office three times a week for the last two months, waiting while my beautiful Maine Coon gets subcutaneous fluids for his failing kidneys. I have seen an entire cross section of the population – all ages, all economic […]

Climate Change As God’s Will

Emma Green passes along a worrying survey: As of 2014, it’s estimated that nearly half of Americans—49 percent—say natural disasters are a sign of “the end times,” as described in the Bible. That’s up from an estimated 44 percent in 2011. This belief is more prevalent in some religious communities than others. White evangelical Protestants, […]

Iran Talks Get An Extension

John Kerry has obviously had enough of the never-ending nuclear negotiations with Iran. — Gregg Carlstrom (@glcarlstrom) November 24, 2014 After failing to reach a permanent agreement, the officials representing Iran and the P5+1 in the ongoing nuclear negotiations in Vienna extended the talks for seven more months: “We have had to conclude it […]

The Party Of Executive Power?

Julia Azari suspects “strong executive action enjoys more legitimacy when it’s taken by a Republican president than a Democratic one”: Obama’s supporters on the left haven’t really developed a good political story about why governing through enforcement is a good thing. Show More Summary

Hagel Out

BREAKING. Prime Minister Netanyahu to announce his choice for Secretary of Defense to replace Hagel in December — MJ (Mike) Rosenberg (@MJayRosenberg) November 24, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned today, and while the White House is at pains to say he was not fired, it sorta looks that way: Administration officials said that Mr. […]

My “Scorn Of Feminism” Ctd

The in-tray keeps getting flooded with feedback on this subject: Here is my take, as a long-time reader, on the reason so many of my fellow Dishheads have written in to express disappointment with the coverage of feminist issues on the Dish. I read articles such as the recent expose of the culture of silence […]

The Long Game: Obama’s Record On Energy And Climate

Every now and again, it’s worth acquainting the deep narrative about a failed presidency with the facts. If a Republican had presided over the energy revolution of the past few years, you’d never hear the end of it. But shale has changed a lot: Net oil imports have fallen from above 60% in 2005 to […]

A Declaration Of War

Senator Rand Paul has just opened up a new vista in American foreign policy. He is attempting to re-impose constitutional norms on war-making powers – powers so rankly abused by president Obama so many times. His resolution for the declaration of war against ISIS has some classic lines from the past, reminding us how far […]

Friends And Foes Remember Marion Barry

Former DC mayor Marion Barry, 78, died on Sunday. David Remnick remarks, “When Marion Barry was running the city as mayor, and then in his wilderness years—as prisoner, outcast, and councilman—what you thought of him depended largely on who you were, what ward you lived in, what your advantages and disadvantages were, what you were […]

“A Bomb Planted At The Heart Of The Regulatory State”

That’s how Eric Posner describes Obama’s executive action: The point is not just that Republican presidents can do what Obama has done. It is that enforcement discretion creates an advantage for Republicans—it favors conservative governance and hurts liberal governance. The reason for this asymmetric effect is that the great bulk of federal law is liberal […]

A “Sticky” Situation

Derek Thompson shares the above chart on gender and generation in the workforce: Intergenerational economic inequality is declining: The gap between male and female wages among Millennials is lower than it was among boomers or Gen-X. But the pernicious gender gap is reasserting itself as you look higher up in the corporate ladder. Income data […]

What Alec Baldwin Should Have Done

Or – the best way to fight back against a paparazzo: @diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 13, 2014 Also remember Jamie Fawcett we hv pictures of ur tiny penis & rather large gut. Ur a true sicko for taking pictures of us […]

An Untreated Case Of Market Failure

Jeremy A. Greene is alarmed by the cost of certain generic drugs: Drugs previously available at pennies per pill now cost hundreds of dollars per bottle. And not just esoteric, small-market drugs, either: the antibiotic doxycycline, a workhorse drug for common infections from sinusitis to pneumonia, cost $20 per 500-count bottle last October. Last month, […]

The Norms Obama Broke

Sean Trende is concerned about the unintended consequences of Obama’s executive order: Contrary to some of the louder reactions, our Republic can withstand this breach. The real problem is that our history suggests that once these norms are violated, Humpty Dumpty can’t be put back together again. We see this with the sorry state of […]

Prejudice By Numbers

In an excerpt from The Formula, Luke Dormehl raises concerns about law enforcement’s increased use of algorithms: As slashed budgets lead to increased staff cuts, automated systems have moved from simple administrative tools to become primary decision-makers … The central problem once again comes down to the spectral promise of algorithmic objectivity. “We are all […]

What To Think Of Bill Cosby? Ctd

Lots of readers are still sounding off on this story: I think the Cosby downfall has been the product of two things: our current cultural shift in thinking about sexual assault, and the democratization of the news cycle via social media. Once the young people get a hold of something, they push it to the […]

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