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I blogged about forcing chemotherapy on an unwilling teen...
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+Robin Hanson I mean, yes? The patient will almost certainly live if treated. She will almost certainly die if not treated. 

"Culpable omissions" are not a broad category in the law, but omissions resulting in the death of a person you're legally responsible are pretty much the paradigmatic case in which we recognize that such a thing is possible.
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In which I praise Ezra Klein's negative capability...
LAST weekend saw the launch of Vox, a new own online news site founded by the one-time wunderkind political blogger, Ezra Klein. For the happy occasion, Mr Klein,...
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Today's post... Malcolm Gladwell is silly. Football isn't much like dog-fighting.
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I suspect that's because it would be "lyconomy".
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Honoring Cory Remsburg captured Obama'€™s address —€” and the whole tawdry affair
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I thought it was a boring speech too.  You described the tone as "chirpy"; I described it to friends as cavalier bordering on arrogant (which I thought was very odd). I did like the push to get companies to give the long-term unemployed a serious shot at job openings. That is hard to legislate, but I'm hoping the bully-pulpit approach was effective in this case.
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He rules over all that he sees... and smells.
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what exactly are they shouting? as incoherent as their message. 
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Today's post... George Zimmerman's acquittal reflects legal protections that, perhaps ironically, keep America's legal system a little less racially unjust 
I DON'T know what really happened in Sanford, Florida on the night of February 26th, 2012, and neither do you. We do know that George Zimmerman, a...
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So that people know: the reason why stand your ground was legally irrelevant is because it pertains to self-defense, and requires an attack first. GZ's approach was not itself any kind of self-defense b/c he hadn't been attacked yet. After he was attacked (according to the findings of the jury) he had nowhere to retreat to, so the self-defense claim at that point also had no stand your ground element. The real issue as Will admirably explains, is the beyond a reasonable doubt standard of proof, one purpose of which is to prevent innocent people from being impulsively convicted when the larger community is braying for blood. Not that either of those pertains to this case... But since they could pertain to other cases, including cases with black defendants, people would be well advised to not jump into "how can we fundamentally change our laws because today I'm really upset" mode.
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I write about American politics for The Economist and study fiction writing at the University of Houston. I live in Houston with Kerry Howley and our Vizsla, Winston.
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Cassandra's Catch-22
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Rand Paul's troubled triangulation
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Drawing blood
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MASKED gunmen killed 12 people today in an assault on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satire magazine famous, and infamous, for skewer

Home of the unbrave
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Inside the cage: This book blows the lid off the world of mixed martial ...
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Kerry Howley's gripping, poetic account of the lives of MMA fighters is like nothing you've ever read

No Pictures: Kerry Howley's Thrown - The Factual Opinion
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Thrown By Kerry Howley Published by Sarabande, 2014 Although there's a few brief moments of beautiful, intoxicating contempt delivered upon

Ezra Klein's strangled Vox
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They're Watching You at Work
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Tim Kreider's Unstable Equlibrium
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Tim Kreider in the NYT: “ But they can get away with paying nothing only for the same reason so many sleazy guys keep trying to pick up wome

The freedom to hurt one's head
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The Birth of Motherhood – The New Inquiry
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What, me worry?
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HENDRIK HERTZBERG of the New Yorker is untroubled by the NSA's promiscuous data-gathering operations. In response to a left-leaning friend's

Alice Munro's house has many rooms
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ALICE MUNRO, an illustrious Canadian author of short stories, announced last week her intention to cede the field. Having just received her

Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me
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The front-running Democrat in the New Hampshire primary makes the promise in one last stump speech at an election day rally with the Faceboo

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This tasty meal is a quick cooking dish that will be ready to be put on the table in very short time, as long as you have everything prepped

The Google+ Project
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The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life. Take the interactive tour for a quick look at five of the first key

Writing the Rich: What Is it Like to Be a Banker? | The Moral Sciences C...
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Tougher for the novelist are the tasks of rendering convincing characters across the class spectrum and capturing economic intricacies in a

Where Was the Left's "Permission Structure" Wrecking Ball? | The Moral S...
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In an illuminating piece, the Washington Post's Ezra Klein traces the trajectory of the constitutional argument against the individual manda

The Morality Pill | The Moral Sciences Club | Big Think
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The answer is: no. And I think the question invites confusion. Morality is not exhausted by helping. Anyway, help do what? Singer is perhaps

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