7 @ 9: Why I’d be a bad time-traveler


The unintentional usefulness of wind-sock punditry. Sherlock met the woman at the well and how I failed to prevent the Black Death. Peter Enns on “inerrancy” as a tiny, late-arriving slice of Christianity. Bad moments in education. They are coming for your birth control. Without a healthy local press, local politicians can get away with anything. [Read more...]

Perversely insisting you like the unlikable doesn’t make someone else a liar

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Here’s the “Gotcha” moment then: Ah, but what about people who liked getting screwed over by their old plans? They liked being ripped off, but they’re no longer allowed to be ripped off in quite that same way — therefore Obama was lying when he said “If you like your plan, you will be able to keep it.” [Read more...]

Dear Regal theaters: It’s the customers, stupid

The workers who made these Model T Fords were paid enough that they could afford to buy Model T Fords. The people who work for Regal Entertainment can't afford to go out to the movies.

How big a boost to Regal’s bottom line will health care reform provide? I’m guessing it will be large. Much larger, I think, than whatever new costs-per-employee the law entails for the company. That calculation is a job for the company’s economists. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t have any economists, only accountants. [Read more...]