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But it seemed that way because it was hard to imagine the Obama White House botching the design and execution of its national health care exchange. Building Web sites, mastering the Internet — this is what Team Obama does! Except … Continue reading
Mark Steyn’s recent contribution to NRO’s page is an exercise in (a) guilt by association, by way of (b) rampant speculation. The ultimate payoff is to criticize the food stamp program. Here’s how the line of argument goes: [The House … Continue reading
Just as predictable as the question about whether we need stronger gun controls follows after a public shooting spree, there is the predictable response from conservatives that guns don't kill people, evil/crazy/bad people kill people, so stop with gun control. … Continue reading
We can find implicature all around us, from how we use sarcasm, to how we use innuendo. I think that some comparisons can communicate something else, too. So, say, for example, that I say: Today's as hot as hell. We … Continue reading
Sorry to all the NS readers for the long hiatus. I'll be doing my best to blog more often, certainly over the summer. Vanderbilt's head football coach, James Franklin, has had a pretty good run. He took Vandy to a … Continue reading
Someone at Real Clear Politics has weighed in on the Naomi Schaefer Riley firing (talked about by us here and here–see links). Part of her defense, not the worst part sadly, involved the following equivalence: Yet most left-of-center commentators who … Continue reading