Month: December 18, 2008

Dec 18,2008

Death of print (part 1)

This morning I happened to watch President-elect Barack Obama appoint his latest round of officials on CNBC. As Obama named current Financial Industry Regulatory Authority CEO Mary Schapiro to head...

Dec 18,2008

Sed contra

Wading into Joe Carter and Conor Friedersdorf’s dustup on gay marriage, Andrew Sullivan writes that “there is no conflict whatever between religious liberty and civil same-sex marriage. . . ....

Dec 18,2008

Van Sant’s Redemption

Gus Van Sant’s Milk, which was screened to early audiences in late November, had been preceded by months, and even years, of heightened anticipation—well before the storm clouds of the...

Dec 18,2008

On interventionism, or squaring the circle

Mr. Yglesias spends some time doing what bloggers do, which is to say needlessly agonizing over large-scale questions like military interventionism. He declares the public conversation on preventing genocide in...

Dec 18,2008

What scares me is it almost makes sense

The folks at The New Republic have an idea: why not universal healthcare, right now, not just in spite of but because of the economic crisis? And the thing is,...