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Prop 8 Overturned by California Supreme Court
Prop 8 Ruling FINAL http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=35374462&access_key=key-svga9mgedaz1bibr18j&page=1&viewMode=list
newyorker: Read Elizabeth Kolbert’s response to the oil spill, in which she urges Obama to use the spill as an opportunity to to set higher standards for energy legislation. whitehousephotostream: P052410PS-0239: President Barack Obama discusses the response to the BP oil spill, during a phone call with Gulf Coast governors in the Oval Office, May 24, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for […]
On OKTrends still being best blog on the web.
Using their wonderfully expansive and rich data set about people’s behaviors and preferences, they come up with some fabulously incisive conclusions. This particular one is about why Democrats tend to be worse at governing (and have been for the last 25 years, at least) than Republicans. Worth reading the whole thing. http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/2010/03/30/the-democrats-are-doomed-or-how-a-big-tent-can-be-too-big/ Money quote: “Like an army, a political party must be coherent and disciplinedto be effective, and these qualities alone can carry the day, even against greater […]
“When you believe in something literally, you will turn it into an absurdity through your faith. Genuine adherents of a political philosophy never take its arguments seriously, but only its practical aims, which are concealed beneath these arguments. Political arguments do not exist, after all, for people to believe in them, rather they serve as a common, agreed-upon excuse. Foolish people who take them in earnest sooner or later discover inconsistencies in them, begin to […]