The other argument I have tried to make – although I have been made very aware...– Sholto Byrnes. It is
It is savagely immoral and profoundly inconsistent to insist that women endure...– Charles M. Blow
Note on commentary
Before deployment, the system failed in at least 40% of its tests, even allowing for some debate about what constituted success I came to this article through Twitter and the remark I’ve quoted sent me back to a peculiar column of Ross Douthat’s from the middle of 2010. In terms purely of argument, Douthat’s writing lapses continually into sophistry, but it isn’t his...
Switch on Rush Limbaugh or Fox News, and you would assume that there’s a...– Douthat
In the Netherlands, they now show all new immigrants images of men kissing, and...– Johann Hari
The glowing star was also looking truly back to health following her malaria...– DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Basically I think they want the ultimate proof that they were fucking right,...– Atrios. Conservatives believe in the natural justice of the prevailing order, and in the virtue of the transiently strong, as items of ideology. Conservatives, as an item of ideology, believe too in the profit motive as the best and soundest engine of human effort. But there need be no explanation...
Defence contractors said they felt “battered and bruised” by the...– Robert Booth (via)
What is defined as neighborly or respectful discourse on the Internet is never...– deBoer
The first is uncertainty about how long America and its allies will remain...– Fick and Nagl
Things get tricky when evidence collides with what people would simply like to...– Ben Goldacre
Note on determinism
But here’s the thing, Laura Barton. I will concede that whenever I arrive at dailymail.co.uk, and scan the right sidebar, I turn up gratuitous unsought affirmations of a misogynous prejudice I never expect to entertain. (I’m a man.) But then what do I do? I click on every last link that promises me a bikini shot: I embark on every trail that indicates a bounty of female flesh at its...
The United States is very close to this government. If you ask googlemaps how...– Bady
What is the solution to our long-run deficit problem? It is simply this: elect...– DeLong
One of the TV gurus even described the idea of books as “a bit...– Mark Watson
Larkin’s clarity, his almost clinical over-sensitivity […], could...– Mart
Think of it as trivial if you like, but our country’s first century would have...– Yglesias puts the dead in pan
But there are no signs that the regime is willing to concede any fundamental...– Blake Hounshell (whom it’s advisable to follow)
Obama’s patience with Mubarak signals that, while he might be dispensable as a...– Joshua Stacher
‘There are a lot of Fridays left,’ said Tayssir Ibrahim, a protester...– Anthony Shadid
But the administration clearly didn’t want Mubarak to be chased out of office,...– Adam Shatz
Most Egyptian military officials of consequence were in the U.S for an annual...– Ambinder
As worrisome as the fate of particular journalists is, the concerted effort...– Amy Davidson. More questions supervene: If the military dictatorship in Egypt really goes to town on the protests later today, will the US revoke its aid? And if the choice for the Egyptian military is to lose millions in aid or yield much of their influence over the state to a representative...
I don’t know if what’s happening in Egypt is a good thing or a bad thing because...– Michael J. Totten
Apparently there are quite a few people who bought into the idea that the army,...– when hope threatens to drown judgement, read Larison to see it restored, and all flickers of exhilaration snuffed
Basically, what you need is a large population who are a few rungs up from the...– Daniel Davies
remember, always, that economic statistics are a peculiarly boring sub-genre of...– PK
Not everyone treats us this way – just the majority– Roberto Cintli Rodriguez
According to the IMF, general government net debt of the Group of Seven...– Wolf
It was like steam, and I remember seeing it twinkle in the light, suspended for...– Ellie Mae O’Hagan
Though the Forestry Commission’s stewardship of the environment has improved...– Monbiot