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There never was a utopian yesteryear.
In his review of Freewrite's "Smart Typewriter," Ian Bogost offers praise for the pre-Internet era of writing, when one could set one's fingers to the keyboard and simply write, without all the distractions and bells and whis...
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We're all ka-blammed out.
Unexplored possibility: We're at peak super-hero, and maybe after two giant comic-based adventure movies in the last six weeks - including one a week ago - maybe we're about all ka-blammed! out.
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What say ye, conservatives?
If Facebook really has biased its feed results against conservative outlets, that truly sucks. But I wonder if my conservative friends think that warrants government intrusion into the company's affairs, and if so: On what ba...
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What's a government for?
One relief about the rise of Donald Trump is that his alienation from the conservative intellectuals in the Republican Party means he can’t — and probably won’t — gussy up his campaign with any pretense that it’s about restor...
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Phone home.
Three thoughts about E.T., coming up after the trailer.... 1. My family watched E.T. tonight — for me, the first full sit-through since I originally saw the movie as a 9-year-old in 1982. Back then, popular movies stuck aro...
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Maybe American workers are pissed?
The New York Times observes that American productivity is stagnant, and considers three theories why. During the 2008 recession, labor productivity soared. Was this because employers laid off their least productive workers f...
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We're going to need new arguments.
Dennis Prager's approach to column-writing is pretty simple: A) Something is bad in the world. B) Democrats are at fault. So goes his explanation for the rise of Donald Trump. It's tendentious and dumb — as per usual with Pra...
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How to do guns safely in Philadelphia.
Two years ago, trying to find a radical solution to the gun violence problem in Philadelphia, I suggested that maybe it was time to stop clamping down on guns and time to start inculcating a culture of responsible gun ownersh...
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Sexism!
Wonder if Hillary has a sexism problem? Read this morning's column by Danielle Allen in the Washington Post: Consider her slogan, “Fighting for us.” For many men, this slogan would have to be experienced as emasculating. W...
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Will the battle of 2016 be won in 2032?
Well, that's it. Donald Trump is your presumptive GOP nominee for president. I do not think will win the presidential election — but I don't take his loss for granted. I'm more worried about a repeat of 1964. Barry Goldwater...
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Marvel at this discussion.
I actually enjoy Marvel on Netflix better than most of what the company brings to the big screen. So this piece at The Federalist caught my eye: The Punisher, who murders dozens, if not hundreds, of people in the second seas...
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TFW your troll follows you from publication to publication.
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