Archive for September, 2008

One of my favorite podcasts that I make sure to listen to (unedited whenever possible) is the Intelligence Squared US debates published by NPR. I love that show because they gather some of the brightest minds to argue cogently for and against a relevant issue of the day. I’m planning on excerpting pieces from the debate […]

Apologies for the delay in getting this one out. An uptick at work and toe surgery have left me a bit distracted until now.   But without further ado…   Notable #1: A Modest Proposal for Training Future Presidents via Pajamas Media on 9/20/08 David:   “Here’s an interesting idea. I don’t like his specific proposal […]

Note: Today brings another edition of Unpacking Arguments. If you have an argument you’ve found that you’d like me to analyze, feel free to email me at and I’ll feature it in an upcoming post.   Update: Hot Air seems to have picked up on York’s post as well, but it seems his primary […]

Time for another edition of the Reader Roundup, a look back at some of the quick notes I’ve been making about stories on the news. You can view the Google page here or subscribe to the rss feed. So without further ado… Notable #1: If You Like Michigan’s Economy, You’ll Love Obama’s via NewsTrust – […]

With Sarah Palin being interviewed by People and Charles Gibson, one question I’ve heard asked and speculated on over and over has really started to bug me. “Sarah Palin, are you ready to be president?” Is it just me, or does this question reveal absolutely nothing about Palin that will affect me in the coming […]



I suppose as someone who claims to blog, often about politics and society, I’m obligated to write a post about today. I don’t want to share the story of where I was, or who I was with, or what I remember from different times of day. My day was fairly uneventful, being a typical school […]

I’m starting a new style of blog post today I’m calling unpacking arguments. In these posts, I’ll go into a blog post in detail to break down the argument its making, its supporting points, and assess its reasoning. Without further ado… Clive Cook published an article in the Financial Times recently about how the “Democrats […]