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Improving Democratic Side-Payments

With apologies to the 7% of you out there who are still satisfied with how our Congress is working, I have to say that I have no expectations that our country’s most consequential legislative body is going to produce anything … Continue reading

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Attention

Ukraine is in chaos, and the United States is paying attention. Ukraine has become increasingly interesting to Western audiences as initial protests against the president’s abandonment of a trade pact grew into mass violence. You know what else happened today? … Continue reading

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WhatsApp indeed.

Mark Zuckerberg recently had Facebook purchase a mobile computing software program called “WhatsApp” for $19 BILLION dollars. I feel a lot like Dr. Evil when I write that. As all of the news coverage will tell you, this is for … Continue reading

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Boys and Girls

Some of today’s thoughts about gender roles. 1. I woke up this morning with an idea for a mobile app. In my mind it was called “Dadabout” or “Dad About Town” and it would resolve the problem that there is … Continue reading

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Minimum wage

  My favorite thing about my new commute scenario, in addition to the gas savings, is that I have a daily hour of book reading time on the bus. I finally got around to reading The Spirit Level: Why Greater … Continue reading

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Reefer Madness!

Came across these maps from Business Insider while tooling around on Slate. Take a look at the state-level patterns across these two phenomena. Not to say anything causal, naturally, but it appears that if you want to avoid being murdered … Continue reading

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You must change your life fourteen times

Archaic Torsos by David Shapiro You must change your life fourteen times. Change your way of living like writing. You must change your method and your mind. You Have to transform life fourteen times. Change life. It has become necessary … Continue reading

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