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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-17-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,559
Posted By MargaretH
Comment on Plan B

I take the progressive side of nearly all political questions, but as a woman my common sense makes me disagree with Chris regarding Plan B.

While it is probably true that the threshold age for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-28-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,666
Posted By MargaretH
Yes! Thank you....

I am a lapsed Presbyterian with no special interest in un-lapsing. If I did, I'd want Pastor Sweringen for my minister. I will remember the quote from Acts: Don't call unclean what I call clean.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-16-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,093
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Commenter Klatch (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Please don't mess too much with the format--technical or editorial. I like it the way it is. (I listen more than watch. I usually knit or take a walk while I'm listening.)

I mention...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-25-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,149
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Understated Edition (Ben Smith & Byron York)

This comment is for the BH.tv folks. Could we please hear an exchange about candidates that is not just about the horse race? We've heard this type of talk again, and again, and again, and again.......
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-05-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,571
Posted By MargaretH
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,557
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Science Saturday: Of All the Souls I Have Encountered (Robin Hanson & Brian Christian)

I don't know the phrase "getting out of book." I take it that it is a chess-related expression. Would someone explain what it means? Thanks
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,384
Posted By MargaretH
What about using drones?

The problem of looking into the reactor containment vessels seems like a good opportunity for using drones or some hovering robots with cameras. The people must have considered that.....Right?
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,175
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Black History Edition (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

I'm a 63-year-old unemployed white lady originally from the Midwest and now of the Northeast. I grew up in an upper middle class liberal Republican home in a university town. I revered Martin Luther...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-18-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,815
Posted By MargaretH
foreign arms suppliers and socially responsible investing

We shouldn't ignore movements to de-invest in foreign arms manufacturers and suppliers. An example in point is Investors Against Genocide, which focuses on investment giants like Fidelity and others...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-17-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,818
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Great DV with two of the best Bloggingheads

I agree. A very good pair. Well-balanced. Both viewpoints come across more intelligibly to me.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-19-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,929
Posted By MargaretH
Cross of skis

I was with you right up to Rev. Thistlewaite's rejection of the ski cross. What's wrong with that? Were more than three people gathered there together in God's name? If so, would Christ have walked...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,046
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Values Added: Religion and Civic Virtue (Susan Thistlethwaite & Peter Laarman)

Sign me up, Susan and Peter. We'll never get a discussion of national policy going as long as we're ruled by "it all started when you hit me back."
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-02-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,209
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Science Saturday: Calculus Edition (Jennifer Ouellette & George Johnson)

Jennifer's book sounds very good. I'm glad to have had this chance to hear her speak more in depth on a Bloggingheads subject than I've heard before. At first it bothered me how much George---one of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-30-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,390
Posted By MargaretH
Re: getting into the weeds

The Glass-Steagall Act happened under FDR, not Clinton. It was repealed under Clinton. And if Obama "dislikes it" as Matt says. I believe that he dislikes the repeal of G-S, rather than G-S, which...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,502
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Magic Asterisks (Daniel Drezner & Megan McArdle)

Did Palin swear to hold the office, or did she swear to uphold the constitution? Whatever, Republican governors quit their office with no compunction. Bill Weld and Paul Celluci in Massachusetts, for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,567
Posted By MargaretH
I'll miss you, Matt!

I've appreciated your ability to hear points of view that you probably don't share. By that I mean you have the ability to reflect and respond rather than to react. Please continue your great work; I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-30-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,006
Posted By MargaretH
Texas baby insurance story not true...though it was.

Derrick Jackson in Boston Globe, Tues. 3/30, Opinion page "On kids' care, insurance weaseling begins.:...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 28,233
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Science Saturday: Like Animals

This was a very useful diavlog. It helps me understand factors that contribute to my feeling that society at large is mad. It also reminds me of a lecture I heard by Robert Putnam, who wrote Bowling...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,706
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Thanks -what a fantasic Diavlog

Yes. Fantastic is the right word!
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-19-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,307
Posted By MargaretH
Lifting the fog of governing

Frum pressed Bacevich for what he would do to protect our security going forward. Bacevich gave his answer quite early in the diavlog: He'd advise the president to seek wiser counsel and to frame the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 49,945
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Science Saturday: The Greatest Diavlog on Earth

Stewart Brand was interviewed by Tom Ashbrook on the radio program OnPoint not long ago. Here is the URL: http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/10/brand-vs-lovins-on-nuclear-power
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,200
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Extreme Close-Up Edition (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

The only point I'll give to Pinkerton is that modern-day bills are more word-bloated than they were in simpler times. As a result they are susceptible to suspicion and dark paranoia. Bill drafters...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 118,585
Posted By MargaretH
Mickey's point on health care...Yes!

I get Mickey's point and I agree with it 150%. It's like the classic marketing statement: when someone buys a drill, they (sic) don't want a drill they want HOLES!!. The revised healthcare system...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-25-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,281
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Leaving Iraq

Heather: Mil-Mil relationships??? You both require very close listening. Closer than I have time to give after my hum-drum citizen's day work!
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By MargaretH
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

Is it true that Ms. McArdle may join the NYT as a columnist? I can't follow her actual arguments -- she's ranting in econbabble. Dean, in contrast, is coherent whether or not he's right.
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