Breaking “The Rules”

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. –Peter De Vries   Why don’t Americans know how to get and stay married? Whatever

Sometimes mediocrity is A-OK

Since we were discussing mediocrity the other day, I figured I’d pass this along, from the AV Club’s Nathan Rabin: My affection for mediocre movies doesn’t extend to mediocre television.

Shining in the White House

Great one in The Onion yesterday: WASHINGTON—A little more than a month after the first family’s move to the White House, reports of strange happenings have continued to surface, with

The Freaky Friday hypothesis

I see that Ross and Megan are revisiting Stephen Walt’s counterfactual history of the Israel-Palestine situation — the one Brose put paid to already. For those who thought such “What

You mean to tell me…

…that Syria’s going to stop doing something it wasn’t doing anyway? Namely: patrolling its border and keeping terrorists from striking American citizens within Iraq? It’s going to continue to allow

Re Richard Dawkins

Apropos Dan’s fine series of posts: …I shall be talking about God a great deal, and this is a word which offends unholy people just as badly as words like

8 years later

8 years later

Ordinarily, this would fall flat on its face, but these guys have accomplished a rare feat: repeating history first as farce, and second as tragedy: