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George Leef at NRO makes the case that liberals are confused about who the party of stupid is. Here's his main argument: If conservatives are anti-intellectual, why did so many read Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom after Glenn Beck mentioned … Continue reading
Will Oremus has reported at Slate that more people nowadays are believing in global warming, because more people have experienced extreme weather recently. What accounts for the rebound? It isn’t the economy, which has thawed only a little. And it … Continue reading
A handy rule of thumb for distinguishing between an argument and an explanation is whether the "conclusion" is something in need of proof. You explain why coffee wakes people up in the morning, you don't argue that it does. Borderline cases … Continue reading
Richard Cohen, liberal columnist for the Washington Post, has struggled with some very basic logical notions. Today is no exception. Today again he puts on his contrarian hat and accuses a lot of unnamed people–admirers of Sonia Sotomayor (Obama's nominee … Continue reading
White men can't catch a break these days. First, the white guy lost the Presidential election, now the winner gets to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. Though Obama has so far said nothing, this hasn't stopped speculation of the … Continue reading