George Will Endorsing A Form of Liberal Paternalism??

Fascinating article about what sounds like a fascinating book. Thaler and Sunstein correctly assume that people are busy, their lives are increasingly complicated and they have neither time nor inclination nor, often, the ability to think through even all important choices, from health care plans to retirement options. Therefore the framing of choices matters, particularly [Read More...]

Obama’s Embellishments

I like Obama a lot for a lot of reasons, but I’ve never bought into the myth that he’s not a scheming politician at his core. So, this article doesn’t surprise me but it’s still disappointing. [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Photo Intruders

A pretty hilarious series of photos wherein people in the background intentionally or unintentionally “ruin” (or in some cases make) the photo. [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: “I’m Voting Republican”

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Just read this description of Hillary and Obama meeting in the halls at the AIPAC conference the day after he clinched the nomination. The scene unfolding in front of me is a semiotician’s fantasia. For months, Clinton and Obama have battled (and battered) each other more or less as equals. But now there is [Read More...]

RIP Tim Russert

This news is so devastating. He was the best. [Read more...]

The Future of Nietzschean Ideas

From a reader (and old friend) in Pittsburgh: I see you have a blog. Sweet! If I can find the time, I will try to make vintage blog-style drive-by comments; complete with the requisite cynicism, pettiness, ad hominem smears, and (most necessary of all) appalling grammar befitting the beneficiary of a bona fide public school [Read More...]