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November 22, 2012 10:15 PM Who’s Standing in the Way of Change? You Are

Bill Clinton became U.S. president on a platform of “change.” Not change in any particular way -- just change in the abstract. Like characters in a Chekhov play, Americans found daily life unbearable in some usually unspecified way and dreamed...

By Michael Kinsley

November 20, 2012 12:12 PM Is the Left Better at Facing Inconvenient Truths?

Long-time reader Ed Whitney wrote me an email that was too intriguing to keep as a private communication. Ed graciously agreed to turn his thoughts into a guest blog post. What follows was written by him:Nate Silver’s new book, The...

By Keith Humphreys

October 31, 2012 12:48 PM No Atheists in Foxholes …

… and no anti-government conservatives in hurricanes.” – Alex Wagner Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Romney is not backing off on his earlier pledge to devolve FEMA to the states or outsource it...

By Mark Kleiman

September 03, 2012 1:45 AM If We All Built It, Who Are We and What Is It?

The Republican convention contained a lot of claims, but the claims that were true weren’t substantive, and the claims that were substantive weren’t true. Those hungry for a serious piece of conservative argument should turn to Reihan Salam’s post on...

By Andrew Sabl

August 22, 2012 11:39 AM What Ayn Rand Taught Paul Ryan

“I grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office...

By Michael Kinsley