BEST OF. I know it's a little early for this, but here's an EveTushnet.com Greatest Hits list, in case you're new to the site. FOOD NOT BUMS (punks for welfare reform?) JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY AS IF CITIZENS MATTERED. My take on Justice Scalia and his colleagues. PORN WARS. Philip Roth and the meaning of sex. My first salvo, and second. PRIMARY COLORS. That poll on Clinton's popularity among blacks. WITCHES FOR JESUS. Should kids read non- or anti-Christian fantasy books? Why yes. ANDREW SULLIVAN. … [Read more...]

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POETRY WEDNESDAY. From Philip Larkin:In times when nothing stood[clipped] … [Read more...]

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"She was as cute as lace pants." --Mike Mazurki about Claire Trevor, "Farewell My Lovely" … [Read more...]

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Cum on feel the noize... Girls, watch your blogs...OK, that was better in the original. But here are three good links.Blithering Idiot has more D.C. love.The New York Times Magazine has a really good piece on priestly celibacy. (This is not an April Fools joke.)And the Possumblog has a fun poll (Who is most deserving of the Croix de Grits, for service to the State of Alabama and the South generally?). … [Read more...]

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INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE ON ABC TONIGHT!: IJ, the spiffy legal team that helps cabdrivers, hair braiders, and poor kids, will be on ABC's "World News Tonight" talking about how Mississippi wants to snatch rural homes and give the land to Nissan.The friend who told me about this writes, "Eminent domain is an issue like farm subsidies--some think it is boring, but it often involves scandalous behavior by the government and is of great importance to large numbers of Americans. It's the banal side … [Read more...]

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WHAT IS AMERICA?: I'd like to run a series of posts on things that make Americans distinctive--features of American life that few other countries share. Not a cheerleading series, but an attempt to figure out what makes this country what it is. I'll write up some stuff about immigration, and the pangs of exile, alienation, and guilt that an immigrant nation is heir to; American religion, religiosity, and fringe religion; and to what extent Americans are unusually philosophical and/or … [Read more...]

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CONTEST!!!!: The new contest is psychological in nature. It's inspired by an old Yale Free Press back-page ad purporting to list signs of right-wing pathology. The YFP ad featured a word-association test. For example, when left-wing folk heard the word "tolerance," they thought, "diversity." Right-wingers thought, "alcohol." More examples from the YFP:WORD.......................................LEFT .............................................RIGHT Health … [Read more...]

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