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Apropos of the recent birth of Dean's daughter -- which, if I recall, now makes two kids -- here's a hilarious illustrated story about kids frightening themselves by telling scary stories to themselves and their younger siblings. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Accidental Blogger
In case you were wondering how our increasingly silent blog friend feels, here's The Medium Lobster: But if there are several dozen things America loves, they are war, torture, genocide, chattel slavery, apartheid, ethnic cleansing, assassination, poverty, institutionalized bribery, remote-controlled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Accidental Blogger
In case you somehow failed to hear the news, a federal trial court held that California's Prop 8 (the ballot initiative overruling the state supreme court's ruling that the state constitution required the availability of same-sex marriage) is unconstitutional. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
Interesting NY Times blog post here by Gary Gutting, who is a philosophy professor at Notre Dame. In these popular debates about God’s existence, the winners are neither theists nor atheists, but agnostics — the neglected step-children of religious controversy,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
Dan Solove talks about this at Concurring Opinions. According to news reports, Tiger Woods is going to insist on a confidentiality clause in their upcoming divorce contract / settlement agreement with Elin Nordegren. The interesting question to me is: Why?... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
When then-Governor Palin resigned and left Alaska in other hands, the move was widely criticized. I don't know what she was thinking, I don't know what's going on in Alaska politics, and I'm not ready to praise the decision... but... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
Facebook's VP for public policy, answering the question of why everything on Facebook is opt-out, rather than opt-in: Everything is opt-in on Facebook. Participating in the service is a choice. We want people to continue to choose Facebook every day.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
Thoughts on the President's most recent nomination to the Supreme Court: 1. She's a woman. Had you heard? This would give us more female Justices than there have ever been on the Supreme Court -- that's a good thing. It... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
This morning on Meet The Press, here's what McCain had to say, and I'm paraphrasing slightly: Trying to get or getting a few Republicans to get a 60-vote majority is not bipartisan. I know bipartisanship. Why don't we start over,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
From the NYT, a Well Blog post about Olympic athletes, many of whom will undoubtedly be taking Epo (the new blood doping), which is dangerous, maybe very dangerous: There’s a well-known survey in sports, known as the Goldman Dilemma. For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
First, maybe Tom Cruise does know the history of psychology. Link. Or at least was right that exercise can be as effective as antidepressants for people with mild depression (but not moderate-to-severe depression). Second, locking drug users up in China.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2010 at Accidental Blogger
My New Year's resolution is to use only "Middle East," no matter how common "Mideast" may become in the media. What's yours? Happy 2010! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2009 at Accidental Blogger
From the New York Times Well Blog, first, a story about tamoxifen. Tamoxifen is an antagonist of the estrogen receptor in breast tissue, and some breast cancer cells require estrogen to grow. It cuts the risk of developing breast cancer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at Accidental Blogger
Oxytocin: it's behind all prosocial behavior, and Wall Street wouldn't exist without it. I'm not quite sure capitalism was the point of the study, but still, that's what I'm choosing to to take out of it. Interesting article. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at Accidental Blogger
Orin has a post up at Volokh Conspiracy posing a thought experiment (or something) to originalists. Essentially, it's been good constitutional law for a long time that the sixth amendment right to counsel means that the state must provide an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at Accidental Blogger
Potentially misleading subject adapted from the headline of this NYT article. An Orthodox Jewish high school in London is refusing to admit a Jewish student who is not, by Orthodox standards, Jewish, because he is not Jewish. Predictably, there's a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2009 at Accidental Blogger
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