The first single from the new Paul Simon album, coming next Friday. I can live without the Liberal lyrics, but the music is quite fine.
I thought, CSN or CSN&Y? Simon & Garfunkel? I was close but they didn't make the top two. But the top two are worthy.
From a 1991 Bill Graham tribute concert.
. . . after noting the "cancerous leadership" of Harry Reid. Fabulous.
Based on tourist visits per capita. The "least overrun" countries aren't surprising. But #1 on the "most" list I never would have guessed.
"The challenge is remembering that the next time your toddler intentionally throws a plastic fire truck at your infant's head after they both refused to nap all day and you just realized there's no food in the house for dinner. Man, these are the days."
I kinda thought this was what title searches were for. So does the Charlotte homebuyer.
Revealed: more lies from guess who. (Story is by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York Times.)
When Washington took over the beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis of 2008, it was with the implicit promise that they would be returned to shareholders after being nursed back to health.
But now, with the unsealing of documents this week that were produced as part of a lawsuit filed against the government, new evidence is coming to light on how intimately the White House was involved in the Treasury’s decision in August 2012 to keep all the companies’ profits for the government. That move effectively maintained Fannie’s and Freddie’s status as wards of the state.
"What caused Haiti’s cholera epidemic? The CDC museum knows but won’t say."
Guess. Go ahead, guess.
"There’s guy pretty, and there’s girl pretty. Jennifer Aniston is the latter."
I blame the editors. Somebody is allowing pieces to mention things contrary to the Approved Narrative.
She [Tara Houska, a tribal lawyer and a member of the Couchiching First Nation in Canada] also said that those who clung to family lore — of, say, being part Cherokee on their mother’s side — had experiences profoundly different from those who actually lived the Native American life, whether on or off a reservation.
Do my eyes deceive me or this a little dig at Elizabeth Warren?
. . . Ms. Zeisler fears, is that the revolution has become privatized: In her view, feminists today are all about the right to make individual choices — any choices, choices that may be wholly estranged from the original objectives of feminism, which once meant collective action to change whole systems.
Really? Really? Feminism wasn't about empowering women to make their own choices? You could have fooled me.
You might want to check it out:
The point of this blog is to watch, and analyze the death of the progressive model using the lens of classical liberalism. . . .
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And that doesn't consider the awesome list of activities and accomplishments of Maddog's wife.
(Full disclosure: Maddog has been reading the Door for a while and has linked to, and commented on, entries here.)
"Tiny" as in the population is about 1.3 million.
Last week was fifty years since Dylan's Manchester show in which he famously replied to a heckler and Changed Music Forever: "I don't believe you. You're a liar! . . . Play it fuckin' loud!"
"Moody's: Fiscal test of most populous states show Texas best prepared for next recession, California least ready"
Better pay attention, Cali.
A terrific--especially for a journalist (although the author does have a degree from the LSE)--article on recent commentaries questioning the value of free trade.
But the prevailing mood of expert disenchantment with free trade is still disappointing. It misconstrues important new research, directs attention to the wrong questions, and supports the adoption of bad policies. It does the country a grave disservice.
That big study that discouraged PSA testing for men? There seems to have been "an inaccurate interpretation of PSA testing in the control group during the trial".
Is it the awful, stingy, just plain evil Republican Congress? Maybe not.
Summary of a recent academic study, "The Dynamics of Wealth Inequality and the Effect of Income Distribution".
The researchers then used their model to predict the future. What would happen, they wondered, if income inequality was varied? In their model, income inequality was tied to a metric called the Gini index, a statistical measure of inequality used for decades. They found that altering income inequality to a Gini index of 0.1 (very low inequality) resulted in the top 10% controlling 78.6% of wealth in 2030, while raising income inequality to a Gini index of 0.9 (very high inequality) resulted in the top 10% controlling 79.3% of wealth in 2030, hardly a significant difference.
This is so true.
Liberals have blurred the lines much further. Girls of any age can elect to have an abortion in California, but they can’t get a tattoo without parental consent until they are 18. Liberals construct fancy arguments to justify the differences, but we know that they are using age as a pretext to trample on the rights of free adults to do things they do not like. If you fit their politics, they want to expand your franchise. If you do not, they feel free to tell you what you cannot do. Next stop: You have to be 21 to buy a gun to protect yourself.
The bad effects of government unions deserve much greater attention.
There are 2 new online rebates available for $25 off a $50 grocery purchase!
These rebates are issued by Coors and Miller and are valid for North Carolina residents who are at least 21.
The rebate is for $25 when you buy $50 worth of groceries ($50 must be pre-tax and cannot include tobacco, pharmacy prescription or lottery).
This offer is valid May 16-30 and must be submitted by 6/29/16.
I applied for mine and in a few minutes I got an e-mail confirming they had received the information. I had to send them a scan of a cash register tape and my contact information. I didn't have to answer any other questions and I didn't have to buy any beer.
"The good, the bad and the sickening: How some Kentucky fans on Twitter reacted to Marques Bolden not picking their team"
A few Big Blue fans go nuts.
Congratulations to the Primary Craig Newmark on his new home. May he live and be well in it.
'A sheepdog can go all day and cover a lot of ground. But it is a mystery how he found his way here.
'We don't know how he was fed or if he hitched a lift.
'But it was incredible when he turned up on a doorstep.'
He added: 'We would love to solve the mystery of how he managed it.'
This year could well be another uphill climb for the Nicky Satan haters.
Cool to play with a little: a "moving timeline of the 22,000 songs that hit the top 5 on the Billboard charts from 1958-2016."
Link via kottke.org.