Monthly Archives: August 2010

On Holiday

The blog will be whisper quiet the next few weeks, as PiV heads to the Old Continent on holiday through Labor Day. I’d like to put up some posts while I’m gone but we’ll see how that goes. Here’s where … Continue reading

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On the Cordoba House "Controversy"

In his NYT column today Ross Douthat continues to hone his craft of analytic On-The-Other-Handism, this time on the Cordoba House “controversy.” Ross is always worth reading because he is able to present the best opposing argument on issues on … Continue reading

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Even Gardening is Deadly in the Middle East

Wonder what exactly happened last week in that border skirmish between Lebanese and Israeli forces? Of course you do. It’s Friday, and who doesn’t want to delve into the vertiginous nuthouse of Middle East geopolitics? The best and most engaging … Continue reading

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Birthright Citizenship and Originalism Gone Mad

So some Republican members of Congress have decided to push for a change to the part of the 14th Amendment that outlines birthright citizenship. But those leading the charge don’t seem to have a problem with jus soli in principle; … Continue reading

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The "Life" in End-of-Life

If you haven’t read Atul Gawande’s new essay in the New Yorker on end-of-life care in America, go for it. Gawande talks about modern medicine’s ability to put off death at the expense of quality of life for both the … Continue reading

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What’s Good for the Dow is Good for…a Very Small Number of People

I was watching a clip of a news show this morning and the host was talking about the gruesome July jobs numbers that are to be released later this week. Unemployment is not expected to budge much, the host explained. … Continue reading

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