On interventionism, or squaring the circle

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,...

Dec 18,2008

A spectrum of thoughts on Fareed Zakaria

Reading this Newsweek piece by Fareed Zakaria brought to mind two points: 1) Zakaria is an interesting bird, belonging to a school of thought that might be termed “declinism, except.”...

Dec 17,2008

She’s gone from suck to blow!

Via Andrew comes this short video giving a graphical representation of immigration to the U.S. from 1820-2007. There are all sorts of nits to pick with the data, no doubt,...

Dec 16,2008

Clint Eastwood

Oscar season is upon us, hence the slightly less than routine posting. But I did want to pass these little nuggets from Clint Eastwood in the latest Esquire along: We...