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6/19/15 2:32PM
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There’s been really good studies of how media coverage of suicides influence whether other people commit suicide. I wonder if similar studies have been done on mass killings.

6/19/15 2:30PM
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Seriously. This guy thinks that the only thing keeping a bunch of mostly elderly black church ladies from packing heat is lack of a concealed-carry law?

6/19/15 2:29PM
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Well, both of them would have to forsake about 75% of their policy advocacy and alienate 75% of their viewership if they admitted racism was real and wrong.

6/18/15 11:12PM
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Milk chocolate and orange? Really? Naw. You have to go with the dark chocolate chunks here.

6/18/15 10:33PM
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I don’t think you need a pair of rose-colored glasses to think that, whatever Earth’s environmental problems, it is probably easier to cope with them than with the hurdles in the way of human settlement of Mars. If you think we have a CO2 problem on Earth, consider Mars’s CO2 only atmosphere. If you think that species Read more

6/18/15 6:46PM
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I had no idea she’d written a memoir. Fascinating. Must read Kristin’s book!

6/18/15 6:42PM
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Terry Gross, as an interesting counterpoint, interviews high-brow and low-brow people constantly. Her interview with Gene Simmons is pretty legendary. I’m not a Kardashian fan but people need to get over their fears of low-brow cooties.

6/18/15 6:07PM
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That’s not how the government speech doctrine works. When the government speaks, it doesn’t have to offer both sides, because it’s government speech. If the government decides to, say, teach chemistry to high school students, it doesn’t also have to teach alchemy. It can say that it will teach chemistry and nothing Read more

6/18/15 3:23PM
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I think number one on this list should be “anything that the gift giver particularly wanted for him/herself, without regard for whether the wedding couple themselves would like it.”

6/18/15 3:09PM
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The question in these cases is always how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot. What if South Carolina decides to issue only “Choose Life” and “Daughters of the Confederacy” and similarly charged license plates, but refuses to issue “Pro-Family, Pro-Choice,” and similar license plates? Is everybody going Read more

6/17/15 9:19PM
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No magic: google images - “chris pratt zookeeper” yielded these.

6/16/15 7:57PM
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Okay, now you’ve created two completely different and incorrect readings of a pretty simple statement. Type less, think more.