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Confusing (but Free) Editorializing

The NY Times recently editorialized as follows, in a post called “Free Speech vs. Hate Speech” There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the United States … Continue reading

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Nonsense from the NY Times

They write: In four of the last five calendar years, [Warren Buffett] has underperformed his own benchmark, the S.&P. 500 with dividends, often by significant margins. (In 2011, his return of 4.6 percent beat the benchmark by 2.6 percentage points.) … Continue reading

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Healthcare.gov username requirement

Here it is: “The username is case sensitive. Choose a username that is 6-74 characters long and must contain a lowercase or capital letter, a number, or one of these symbols _.@/-” Usually my passwords consist only of commas and … Continue reading

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Not knowing what the word “mock” means

Washington Post (specifically columnist Dana Milbank) gives us an example: The most remarkable thing about the Supreme Court’s opinions announced Monday was not what the justices wrote or said. It was what Samuel Alito did. The associate justice, a George W. Bush appointee, … Continue reading

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Double-counting?

In a blog post entitled “’Double-Counting’ Canard Quacks Again,” Paul Van de Water, a fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, wrote the following, arguing against the criticism that there is double-counting in the dual claims that Obamacare both reduces … Continue reading

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Innumeracy at CNN

On the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case: “There’s a huge chance that this is not Zimmerman’s voice,” said Primeau, a longtime audio engineer who is listed as an expert in recorded evidence by the American College of Forensic Examiners International. “As … Continue reading

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Obama must not believe that insurance companies act in their own self-interest

From the NYT: Mr. Obama said that the compromise would take the Catholic institutions out of the equation by relieving them from either paying for coverage for contraceptives or providing any referral to their employees for the coverage. Instead, insurance … Continue reading

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Challenge for my brother

Defend this idiotic article from (your favorite writer) Lee Siegel: http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/whats-race-got-to-do-with-it/

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Bob Wright Makes a Bad Argument

He says: But in backing up its claim that the Pentagon research budget has “a remarkable record of success,” the Times provides evidence such as this: “The Navy, which started budgeting for research in 1946, counts 59 eventual Nobel laureates … Continue reading

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Iowa Caucuses

I bet Rick Santorum will win (posted before the caucuses start).

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