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Old 04-21-2011, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: I'm Sure It Was The Breasts That Did it But...

Perhaps there are better sites than Althouse for Feminism.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default "Whoa" is right. FIGHT, FIGHT!

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A metamorphosis!

Whoa, brace yourselves: Chris Mooney has broken away from the malign influence of Matt Nisbet. It's like seeing Gollum turning into Smeagol.

I have no illusions that he's now on my side, but at least it's a faint glimmer of hope.
(Says PZ.)

Much back and forth between Mooney and Nisbet in comments at the quoted link.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: "Whoa" is right. FIGHT, FIGHT!

And PZ also ridicules Ross Douthat's most recent column.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:58 PM
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Default Not Andrew Sullivan's finest hour

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/20...israel-quotes/
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:24 PM
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Default Fukuyama on Hayek

Francis Fukuyama, who has been away from this site for entirely too long, has an essay posing as a book review in the NYT. The hook is a reissue of Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty.

Among the things I learned:

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(It may, however, surprise some of Hayek’s new followers to learn that “The Constitution of Liberty” argues that the government may need to provide health insurance and even make it compulsory.)
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: "Whoa" is right. FIGHT, FIGHT!

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And PZ also ridicules Ross Douthat's most recent column.
Whoa. PZ is harsh! And fun to read.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Farley on Chomsky

This would be a good topic for a diavlog, with a Chomsky defender (if they exist).
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: Farley on Chomsky

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This would be a good topic for a diavlog, with a Chomsky defender (if they exist).
That was a good post, in any case. Thanks. I wonder what pod2 (an occasional Bhtv commenter who seems to know quite a bit about Chomsky) will think of it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:21 AM
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Default LOL

From the comments thread under Farley's post:

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:06 AM
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From the comments thread under Farley's post:

Chomsky's exact age IS something Loomis would know off the top of his head.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:17 AM
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Chomsky's exact age IS something Loomis would know off the top of his head.
It was the 3rd comment I thought was funny. (And Chomsky is 82.)
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:52 AM
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It was the 3rd comment I thought was funny. (And Chomsky is 82.)
ah. I found it funny because...I know Loomis personally, and I can almost picture him saying it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:29 PM
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ah. I found it funny because...I know Loomis personally, and I can almost picture him saying it.
Oh. Who is he? I've never heard of him. (I don't think.)
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:30 PM
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Oh. Who is he? I've never heard of him. (I don't think.)
no one famous, but he was a history professor of mine. he's a pretty interesting guy; self described old school socialist. he knows a ton about obscure historical moments, studies a lot of environmental and south american history. he blogs at http://alterdestiny.blogspot.com/ with a few other people. I think Matt Duss actually got his start blogging there. He was also Rob Farley's college roomate, I think at Oregon.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:54 PM
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Default Michael Tomasky ...

... announced a week or so ago that he is leaving The Guardian to take a position <strike>as assistant to Andrew Sullivan</strike> at The Daily Newsweek Beast.

Maybe he can start doing diavlogs again, now that his videophone isn't on the wrong side of the road, or something?

And how much money does Tina Brown have, anyway?

Several later, longer farewells are also posted on his now-old blog.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:41 AM
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Default The Business and Economics Editor at the Atlantic ...

... was on the (real) teevee, paired with Matt Taibbi, to discuss Goldman Sachs.

Preliminary reports are available.

[Added] Don't miss the comments from UncertaintyVicePrincipal, especially.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Michael Tomasky ...

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... announced a week or so ago that he is leaving The Guardian to take a position <strike>as assistant to Andrew Sullivan</strike> at The Daily Newsweek Beast.

Maybe he can start doing diavlogs again, now that his videophone isn't on the wrong side of the road, or something?

And how much money does Tina Brown have, anyway?

Several later, longer farewells are also posted on his now-old blog.
And here is Tomasky's author page at the Beast.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: The Business and Economics Editor at the Atlantic ...

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... was on the (real) teevee, paired with Matt Taibbi, to discuss Goldman Sachs.

Preliminary reports are available.

[Added] Don't miss the comments from UncertaintyVicePrincipal, especially.
Crooks & Liars has the full video of the segment. (TBogg only has part of it.)
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: The Business and Economics Editor at the Atlantic ...

Yes. Her again. We are doomed, so we might as well have a few laughs while we can.

[Added] Have a look at who's sponsoring this event.

Never too early to start stocking up on catfood!
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default Ta-Nehisi Coates ...

... has a guest op-ed gig at the NYT while Gail Collins is on book leave, it says at the bottom of the first of many columns by him, we hope.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:38 AM
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Default So, let's get her back to hear how the past year went

Via the very unhappy Jacob Freeze: Spencer Ackerman reports that Rosa Brooks has left her job at the Pentagon and will be returning to private life. Her position at the Pentagon will be done away with, sadly.

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The deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, Marine Col. William Lietzau, is already responsible for thinking through complex legal issues regarding indefinite detentions at Guantanamo Bay, the military commissions for accused terrorist war criminals, and the dispensation of battlefield captives held in Afghanistan. Now Lietzau, a former aide to Donald Rumsfeld’s lawyer Jim Haynes, will gain a new portfolio, Danger Room has learned. He’ll be the top Pentagon official responsible for seeing that the military and its foreign partners respect human rights and humanitarian considerations.

Lietzau’s shop will now be known as the Office for the Rule of Law and Detainee Policy. He’ll inherit between 15 to 20 staffers from Rosa Brooks, the first deputy assistant secretary of defense for rule of law and international humanitarian policy, who’s returning to her position at Georgetown Law School. Brooks’ deputy, Charlie Brown, will manage the day to day operations of the rule of law staff now under Lietzau.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: So, let's get her back to hear how the past year went

Hopefully she will start diavlogging on the issues that she dealt with. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Aaron Swartz indicted by US government

Good summary post from Ars Technica.

Sign petition here. Donate at the bottom of this page. (Both of those pages are on Demand Progress's site, and it appears to be getting lots of attention at the moment, so you may have to wait a bit.)

Stay up to date by checking @aaronsw.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:27 PM
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Default Robert Reich ...

... did an Authors@Google talk about three weeks ago. A short talk, followed by a longish Q&A -- total time just under an hour. Quite good.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:41 AM
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Default "The Better Angels of Our Nature"

Peter Singer like Steven Pinker's latest book.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:59 AM
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: I'm Sure It Was The Breasts That Did it But...

In more frivolous "news," which is neither particularly new or newsworthy, Eli's taste in music seems to have come up on a diavlog thread, so I figured it would be fun to link this interview of Matt Yglesias about his taste in music and some related opinions.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:03 PM
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In more frivolous "news," which is neither particularly new or newsworthy, Eli's taste in music seems to have come up on a diavlog thread, so I figured it would be fun to link this interview of Matt Yglesias about his taste in music and some related opinions.
Pavement! Mountain Goats!

Plus, there's evidence Matt likes The Hold Steady!

http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/20...0/endgame-199/

His music taste seems eccentric, but there's lots in there I really like.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:24 PM
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His music taste seems eccentric, but there's lots in there I really like.
His taste in many ways strikes me as just what I would have guessed someone like Matt Yglesias would like, but it's also got lots of overlap with mine (including Pavement and Mountain Goats) and some quirkiness, so that's okay.

I'm pretty sure the dreaded Steve Metcalf is also a Hold Steady fan, btw. ;-)
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:07 PM
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Default I hope David Corn presses him on this

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EXCLUSIVE: Fox Approved Pinkerton's Secrecy on Bachmann Book Partnership

Fox News contributor James Pinkerton confirmed that he was paid to "partner" with Michele Bachmann on her new book, but said he did not disclose his role in the project at the request of Bachmann and her publisher.

Pinkerton also revealed that Fox News knew of his arrangement from the start and approved of his keeping it from viewers.

[...]

Pinkerton is a regular panelist on Fox News' media criticism show and has frequently discussed Bachmann and the other presidential candidates.

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Pinkerton said he had "zero regrets" about keeping his part in the book secret from Fox viewers ...
The rest.

(h/t: @EricBoehlert)
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Alex Pareene has a new e-book out!

Read an excerpt (for free) and find links to click to buy "A Tea People's History" here. Only 2.99 Ameros!

NB: If you're one of those pearl-clutchers who swoons at the word teabagger, probably best not to click that.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:27 AM
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Default Moving on up!

Check out this photo (via).

I guess when you get married to the Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of Journolist, there is no upper bound to your career path in The Librul Media!

I kid, I kid. Nice going, Annie.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:31 AM
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Default A certain 'head has been getting the business ...

... on the Twitter, since late last night at least, for his recent eventheliberalNewRepublicŽ piece, but this, from Brad DeLong ...

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Let us imagine for a moment that liberals mandate that every American swear eternal fealty to Marduk #mcwhorterledes #tnr
... I'm afraid, earns the full flowchart (h/t: kez).

Is it as bad as uncritically taking Teh Behe at his word?

No. Nothing could be that bad. But he has earned himself some righteous snark.

Wingnuts, of course, will howl with approval at his thought experiment, or whatever it was supposed to be.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:52 AM
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Default Re: A certain 'head has been getting the business ...

better "oh snap!" flowchart: is it 1997? no? then don't say oh snap.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:50 AM
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better "oh snap!" flowchart: is it 1997? no? then don't say oh snap.
Sorta elides all that delicious irony.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:03 PM
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Sorta elides all that delicious irony.
Probably not worth trying to explain it to him.

I do wonder why he thinks it's okay to say "cool," though, just to pick another example of an expression from longer ago than the time he reached his majority.

Sometimes things are fads, chiwhi, sometimes they're keepers.

Word.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:55 AM
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Default You know you've made it when they're parodying you

Dave Weigel High, aka @WeigelStoned.

(h/t: Radley Balko, RT by UOJim)
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:18 PM
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Default Mona Eltahawy ...

... has been suffering some indignities lately, to put it way too mildly.



(h/t: Ophelia Benson, via RT)

[Added] Her diavlogs, in case you are new or forgot.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:44 PM
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Carl Zimmer has a "Profiles in Science" piece about Steven Pinker in the NYT.

Mostly a good piece, but sadly, Zimmer shies away from asking the hard questions about Pinker's murky past, such as the unexplained veering away from his career as a quiz show contestant.

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:20 PM
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Default Who is this guy? Can you trust him?

Matt Lewis is one of the many TV pundits commenting on Romney's dubious record in the DNC's video Mitt vs. Mitt. He's at 0:40.
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