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February 18, 2013 9:20 AM Against P Day

Presidents Day is a terrible idea for a holiday.  Just an awful idea.  In this republic, there's absolutely no good reason to take a day to honor our presidents. On the other hand, Washington's Birthday is a perfectly good idea....

By Jonathan Bernstein

December 31, 2012 2:11 PM The Top Ten of 2012

This year that is fast disappearing will not be remembered in these quarters with very much warmth. It was a fairly hideous, sickening year, the year that I felt I got old. But like all good things, the bad ones...

By Jamie Malanowski

December 31, 2012 12:15 PM Forget

xkcd: [Cross-posted at The Incidental Economist]...

By Austin Frakt

December 25, 2012 9:42 PM The Growing Political Polarization of Santa Claus

For Christmas Eve, I featured a guest post from  Dr. Will Jennings, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southampton, which noted a growing trend in the percentage of survey respondents ascribing a partisan preference to Santa Claus from 1998-2001....

By Joshua Tucker

December 24, 2012 9:00 AM The Bell Still Rings For Me, As It Does For All Who Truly Believe

As a parent of young children, I am interested in stories about when children stopped believing in Santa Claus and how they reacted to the news. I am particularly intrigued by the “cost-benefit analysis kids” who concluded that believing (or...

By Keith Humphreys