Month: December 22, 2009

Dec 21,2009

How did we get here?

Essential post from Peter Suderman about how we ended up in a place where the left was attacking health care on the same terms as the right: So now we’re...

Dec 21,2009

Bah, humbug

Jesuit James Martin has had it up to here with our commercialized Christmas: “Magic” is another popular word on Madison Avenue: Pier One’s catalog says, “Make Christmas Magic!” Sadly, all...

Dec 21,2009

The geopolitics of nonsense

This holiday season, my wife indulged one of my lowbrow habits by gifting me with a 3-DVD collection of pro-wrestling highlights from the 1980s, entitled The Best of Saturday Night’s...

Dec 21,2009

A fine day for global warming

It’s a snow day here in the nation’s capital, with most folks still digging out from under the foot and a half of snow that fell on Saturday. Wouldn’t the...

Dec 17,2009

My ten favorite albums of the ’00s

Assuming iTunes is to be believed, anyway. These are the albums I’ve listened to the most over the last ten years. Or, at least, in the 5 years since I...