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Michael Bloomberg is the Republican mayor of New York. He has advocated a ban a gigantic sodas in New York. This provoked the following reaction from George Will on ABC's "This Week." STEPHANOPOULOS: And it's not easy. I want to … Continue reading
I'm all for public debate of even the dumbest stuff–birtherism, etc., has its place somewhere in our public discourse. But that somewhere really shouldn't be the Washington Post. Today they publish the incoherent babbling of Dinesh D'Souza on the "anti-Colonialism" of Obama. The … Continue reading
David Brooks looks with nostalgia to a time when surgery was done without anaesthesia and draws some important lessons. Burney’s struggle reminds one that character is not only moral, it is also mental. Heroism exists not only on the battlefield or … Continue reading
Of the arguments against allowing muslims to build an Islamic community center (not a mosque for Pete's sake) in lower Manhattan (not at ground zero), Ross Douthat's has to be the silliest. As is often the case, it starts out sensible: … Continue reading
Lately I've been thinking of making some modifications to my usual practice here. One thought is that I should wander into some of the darker corners of the internet (by which I mean the National Review or Ann Coulter's website–if … Continue reading
An article in the NYT on the tea partiers comes to the conclusion most of us had already drawn–they're confused: Their responses are like the general public’s in many ways. Most describe the amount they paid in taxes this year as … Continue reading