Listening to the DC commentariat talk about Syria is naturally mind-numbing, but perhaps the most infuriating line of arguments are about how “confused” we (as a nation) look for going to Congress and debating this “limited action” (let’s not call it a war).
Because we don’t follow the script of one single [...]
If you don’t follow Teju Cole (@tejucole) on Twitter, you’re regularly missing out on some of the best pithy social commentary on the web. Last night, he tweeted a long series of words and their true (but usually unspoken) interpretations in public discourse. I’ve given it the hashtag #TweetingBetweenTheLines.
I recently had the misfortune of getting trapped in a two-hour long argument with an acquaintance over nothing of great consequence. I’m not proud of it, but I think it happens to the best of us. Though I couldn’t even remember what point of difference we started on after having a few dozen red herring [...]
Anti-GMO conspiracy theorists are promulgating a multitude of myths about the recent Farmer Assurance provision of the annual farm bill, what they erroneously have dubbed The Monsanto Protection Act (page 78, Sec. 735). Many reasonable people have bought into the hype, not because they want to join the anti-science lunatic fringe, but [...]
Jason Richwine, the former-Heritage Foundation analyst and co-author of its recent estimate of the costs of legalization for unauthorized immigrants, responded to critics of his 2009 Harvard dissertation yesterday. His controversial thesis—that the “average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and [...]
It was a bad day. And when it seemingly couldn’t get any worse, the nauseating politicization of the disaster began.
Yesterday, a massive tornado struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City. Early reports indicate at least 51 people are dead, including some 20 children, and the death toll is expected to rise. The devastation is near complete [...]
As the death toll climbs to 3, including a child, and over 140 injured, Twitter is buzzing with news, pictures, and tweets about the attack–including a lot of truly baffling and vile commentary from media pundits.
A search of Twitter has also turned up what [...]
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