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Conor Friedersdorf
by | Apr 27, 2008

In the course of arguing for legalized prostitution, Will Wilkinson approvingly cites a long passage from a Martha Nussbaum op-ed that includes this: …the idea that we ought to penalize women with few choices by removing one of the ones…

by | Apr 25, 2008

This article is superb — if you have time read it all.

by | Apr 24, 2008

Students at Brown threw a pie at Thomas Friedman, the over-rated NY Times columnist, during a speaking engagement, an act that Matthew Yglesias dubs “funny” and that Yale student Dara Lind defends thusly: I find the consensus in this country…

by | Apr 24, 2008

I’m quite skeptical of this story: CHICAGO (AP) Snips and snails and puppydog tails … and cereal and bananas? That could be what little boys are made of, according to surprising new research suggesting that what a woman eats before…

by | Apr 23, 2008

I’m fascinated by the generation gap in this election cycle — particularly by the aging boomers who prefer Senator Clinton by wide margins. Here is Glenn Loury articulating what many Democratic voters of a certain age apparently feel: Boomer narcissism…

by | Apr 23, 2008

On immigration it’s sometimes hard to decide whether the Bush Administration is guilty of gross incompetence or outright mendacity. An argument for the former: TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The government is scrapping a $20 million prototype of its highly touted…

by | Apr 23, 2008

The Associated Press today published a fashion piece about the Texas polygamist compound where underage girls have been seized by federal authorities. Readers are told that the women keep their hair long because “they believe they will use it to…

by | Apr 21, 2008

Patrick Ruffini has a post up about the success Ron Paul supporters are having at GOP county conventions across the country. It’s not that Ron Paul supporters are a fearsome army in raw numbers. I don’t worry about them taking…

by | Apr 18, 2008

John, thanks for your engaging response, but permit me to push back. Let’s say for the sake of argument that the debate, as executed by its moderators, did help super delegates decide which of their candidates is more electable, as…

by | Apr 18, 2008

Since Jim Fallows sums up my feelings on the Democratic debate I thought I’d make a couple narrow rebuttals. On this blog Phillip Klein defends ABC, writing, “If this were the first debate between the two candidates, I can understand…

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