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may the best team win, unless there’s a screwup by the ump

If you follow baseball at all, you’ve probably heard about the (admittedly) blown call in Tuesday’s 19-inning marathon game between the Braves and the Pirates. I was watching this game live, and I couldn’t believe it. The throw beat the … Continue reading

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playing games with the debt ceiling

It has been, at times, mind-boggling to watch the debates over the debt ceiling. It seems like Democrats are continually offering more and more (Reid’s most recent proposal gives up on the idea of any tax increases) while Republicans say … Continue reading

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killers vs. chillers

Building off of a Mother Jones article about the increased demands on workers with commensurate increases in pay, David Roberts at Grist describes his own approach: the “medium chill”. [My wife and I] now have a smallish house in a nondescript … Continue reading

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armed to the teeth

I frequently find myself scrolling through the posts on The Corner over at National Review Online, precisely because the views expressed there so frequently run completely counter to mine. It’s a good place to see smart people embrace philosophies with … Continue reading

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left on the cutting room floor – stewart and wallace interview

You’ve probably seen the interview Jon Stewart did with Chris Wallace this weekend on Fox News Sunday, either the version that aired (14 minutes) or the complete unedited version (24 minutes). It’s not really a new data point in the … Continue reading

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promises shmomises

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re no doubt aware that the U.S. recently killed Osama Bin Laden by sending a team of Navy SEALs across the Pakistani border to Abbottabad, without informing the Pakistani government. I don’t … Continue reading

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can the rich afford to pay more taxes?

In the recent fights over how to balance the budget and lower the deficit, one of the most common themes I’ve heard is the huge tax burden that we are imposing on the rich. I heard Rand Paul say it … Continue reading

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