When Christ performs the miracle of the loaves and fishes do we condemn him for...– Matthew Yglesias: Caleb Crain and I actually agree on copyright law.
Prison rape is so endemic—more than seventy thousand prisoners are raped each...– Adam Gopnik, via Hidden Foundation, Moral Scandal « Gerry Canavan
By any fair estimate, over $42 million in income over two years isn’t bad for a...– Political Animal - What we’ve learned from Romney’s returns
The age of Citizens United by digby [excerpt]
So why the big change? I think it has to do with two things, one cultural and one economic. The first is simply that wealthy benefactors are willing to put their names on their politics. The overt lobbying for Randroid values among the super wealthy has been well documented. They are shameless. [I was thinking about shame earlier today and realized, shame is never spontaneous. Part of the reason...
Instead, I would talk about strings (not “string objects”), and...– Learn to Program, by Chris Pine
And really, it is because of the popularity of Prozac that the low-serotonin...– When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn’t The Whole Story : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
It turned out that Parkinson’s — a brain disorder — was caused by a...– When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn’t The Whole Story : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
Dear Andrea Seabrook
Dear Andrea Seabrook, When you air John Boehner saying “Obama’s economic policies have not helped the country; they have hurt the country” and then say in your own authoritative voice “Republicans worry that the payroll tax cut increases the deficit without stimulating the economy,” don’t you think you have an obligation to point out that both premises are...
OK, I know you really want to know about those swear words. The one that comes...– Language Log » Language and emotion on the Costa Concordia
One aspect of this that escapes anyone who relies only on the English...– Language Log » Language and emotion on the Costa Concordia
JW: Making the FX show, do you see yourself as a benevolent dictator? I’m not...– Louis CK Q&A
I think it goes in waves. For a while people really got off on comedy writing,...– Louis CK Q&A
Dragon Age II Even as we marveled at the advancements in the Mass Effect...– Game Informer magazine, Top 10 Disappointments of 2011
Stewart also recalled that Colbert worried at first that the “Report” might not...– How Many Stephen Colberts Are There? - NYTimes.com
Google Plus is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated...– Steve Yegge - Whoops. Google Engineer Accidentally Makes His ‘Plus Sucks’ Rant Public. - Forbes
All of this is even more interesting when one considers the public testimony...– Google Search Is Dead (As We Know It) | TPM Idea Lab
And no doubt, many will seize on this as socialism or worse. Many will object to...– The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week - Yahoo! Finance
Corporations are not persons. Human beings are persons, and it is an affront to...– The Montana Supreme Court (Montana Supreme Court takes on the US Supreme Court | MetaFilter)
I’m glad to see Paul spreading a few profoundly important ideas about foreign...– Will Wilkinson - Why I’m Not a Bleeding-Heart Libertarian
That’s Jupiter hanging out with the moon tonight, and Venus about to hit the sack on the horizon.