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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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Iowa Caucuses

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

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Puzzle about Journalism

From the New York Times article 5 days ago “Romney Beating Obama in a Fight for Wall St. Cash“: Mitt Romney has raised far more money than Mr. Obama this year from the firms that have been among Wall Street’s … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Debate

The main thing is that Rick Santorum showed himself to be a complete jerk: 1) He, like Perry, persistently interrupted Romney when it was Romney’s turn to talk. In both cases I appreciated Romney’s approach of being a stickler for … Continue reading

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More Interviews from Occupy Wall Street (update below)

Update: In the above video, there is a portion of of one of my interviews which I edited in such a way that the conversation flow was interrupted, so I’ve posted an uninterrupted portion of that conversation below:

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Interview with Jesse LaGreca, a Blogger for the DailyKos

Here’s a 2-part interview I did with Jesse LaGreca, who I had seen on the internet and TV discussing the movement with more famous journalists than myself. Jesse has ended both of our interviews by walking away (without much of a … Continue reading

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Freed Prisoners Occupy Wall Street

This afternoon at Occupy Wall Street we ran into Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal, and Shane Bauer, who were taken prisoner in Iran in July 2011 while hiking. Sarah was released last year, and Josh and Shane were released a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Investigation

I am headed to Occupy Wall Street tomorrow, where I’ll interview some of the protesters. Any suggestions for good questions to ask (either about their political ideology or about the structure of their movement, for example)?

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Glenn Greenwald Confuses the Readers

He explains that recent Wikileaks cables reveal that U.S. forces may have murdered several Iraqi civilians (including women and children) in their house, and later covered it up with an airstrike on that house. Then he complains that the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Unaddressed Question

Sam Harris, in a followup post defending his call to use taxes to reduce income inequality, complains that his rich readers foolishly give themselves credit for their own well-being, failing to see that, in large part, they have other factors … Continue reading

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