Monthly Archives: January 2012

Romney Defends His Attacks On Gingrich

Non, il ne regrette rien: “I’ll tell you, if you attack me, I’m not going to just sit back, I’m going to fight back and I’m going to fight back hard,” Romney said at a press conference here. Romney noted … Continue reading

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How Traditional Journalism Ruins Internet Journalism

This morning I pointed out the great disadvantage to the the traditional media from newsmakers’ ability to easily learn facts from the Internet. But traditional journalists have their ability to affect discourse on the Internet too. At Balloon Juice, mistermix … Continue reading

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Movies I didn’t expect to be watching in 2012

A black and white silent film about . . . a time when films were silent and in black and white.  Saw The Artist at the Paris theater in NYC on Saturday and it was very entertaining.  Between The Artist, … Continue reading

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The Mother Of All Delusions From The Party Of Delusions

As pointed out below, if you have views about politics and care about data and reality and whatnot, you’ve been forced out of the Republican Party. It seems to me that the primary delusion of the GOP is that liberals, … Continue reading

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The Party Of Delusions

Needless to say, everyone of an empirical bent fled the Republican Party during the Bush Jr. era. If you don’t like surpluses turned into deficits, incompetent invasions of arbitrarily selected countries, and novel theories of executive omnipotence, then you had … Continue reading

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Choosing One’s Own Memory Above That Of The Cameras

nickgb is bummed about all the Giants-Patriots stuff going up on the blog, so it’s obviously time to talk about Carlton Fisk’s home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, and how he’s preserved his memory of it:

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Another Way The Internet Ruins Traditional Print Journalism

The faster pace of the dissemination of information makes it harder for journalists to make up the news. At a sendoff rally at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Tom Brady said, “We’re going down there, and we’re going down there for one … Continue reading

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A Quarter Century of Super Bowls

There are plenty of interesting story lines as the Giants and Patriots prepare to face-off in this year’s Super Bowl. There’s one I haven’t heard much about, though.  If you take a look at the last 25 years of Super … Continue reading

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Puppy Bowl Now Has Piglets…

Since this blog is going to be filled with annoying Pats/Giants crap for a whole week, a quick nod to what everyone in America is thinking: Bill Belichick Vows To Murder Tom Coughlin This Time

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Must be a new Apprentice season coming up…

I guess someone stopped paying attention to him for 5 seconds. I hope they learned their lesson! Donald Trump’s top political adviser told ABC News he’s speaking to “high-level political operatives” to explore a third-party bid for the real estate … Continue reading

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How Long To Contest The Primary

At Balloon Juice, mistermix argues that Newt has every reason to fight on beyond Florida, no matter the outcome: If we take a look at the current delegate count, note that Florida is one of the states that gets a 50% penalty because … Continue reading

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Dios Mio, Man

There is voter fraud going on today, only it’s not the kind Republicans keep clamoring about.  The real voter fraud is the coordinated, national GOP campaign to disenfranchise voters who favor Democrats from participating in state and federal elections.  This … Continue reading

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Vote Democratic, Save Lives

That’s the moral of a new study by James Gilligan, described here by Larry Bartels: Gilligan found that, over the 108 years covered by his analysis (1900-2007), the age-adjusted suicide rate increased by an average of 9.7 per million over … Continue reading

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Global Competition

I just found out that Gary Hart has an engaging blog full of musings. On Saturday, he wrote: America is not in decline. We are in a new world where others are competing with us. We claim to believe in … Continue reading

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Meet Me in the City

Taking a breather from work for a few days to spend some time in the greater New York metropolitan area. Here’s the great Junior Kimbrough asking his special lady friend to meet him in the city:

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Values Trump Incentives

A while back, I noted that the Coase Theorem breaks down in practice because we don’t behave all that rationally: people engrossed in conflict don’t pursue allocative efficiency. One law review article… surveyed attorneys from a series of nuisance cases … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have To Feel Is Fear Itself

As we’ve discussed around here, there isn’t any policy rationale behind being a Republican. We’ve looked into the sociological/historical reason for Republican allegiance quite a bit; but we’d be remiss not to mention the abnormal psychology angle: [GOP presidential candidates’] … Continue reading

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Good Rockin’ Daddy

James Fallows flags Rick Santorum’s quite accurate critique in last night’s debate of RomneyCare, noting that it’s the exact same principle as ObamaCare. Mitt Romney, of course, simply lied that it wasn’t the case. Fallows writes: I am not a … Continue reading

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