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I’ve encountered a fair number of people who do not understand satire (some of them here). For them, satire is just a sneaky way of straw manning someone–only to say “I’m kidding, jeez” at the end of it, as if … Continue reading
Students of Critical Thinking 101 know (or ought to know) that not all instances of the tu quoque are fallacious. After all, someone’s hypocrisy on an issue is relevant insofar as it reveals that her proposal is insincere or too … Continue reading
This post at Talking Points Memo is pretty much the essence of nut picking. A taste: Republican politicians have tried to pay homage on Facebook to the late Nelson Mandela since his death on Thursday, but many of their … Continue reading
From TPM here an obvious point to all of you I'm sure, but it bears repeating over and over again: Imagine for a moment a different kind of investigation. What sort of security failures were involved in letting a US Ambassador get … Continue reading
A commenter (John Small Berries) asked if we were going to comment on the Republican National Convention. The answer is no. So here's a comment on the RNC. Ripped from the headlines this morning (via Eschaton via TPM), here is the following exchange between … Continue reading