Archives for July, 2009

Ross Douthat is reputed to be a pretty smart guy. He blogged for the Atlantic before being given Bill Safire’s old op-ed column at the New York Times. Safire, despite being wrong in may ways, was a sharp observer with good sources in DC, an analytical eye, and a sparkling intellect. Safire was briefly replaced…

Deep thought

Sarah Palin is utterly batshit. Look, I can see not running for reelection: she wants to run for president in 2012. That alone is pretty dumb, since she was less popular than John McCain, and McCain/Palin couldn’t beat Obama in 2008. In 2012, all signs suggest we’ll have national health insurance and a growing economy,…

The ecological fallacy

Martin Cothran has, he likes to remind people, written a book on logic, and teaches the subject at the high school level. Alas and alack, this stooge of the Disco. Inst. and Focus on (your own damn) Family cannot seem to apply it correctly in his writings. Today, he illustrates rather starkly the ecological fallacy…

Deep thought

Zombie Michael Jackson has not yet risen to devour LA’s few remaining brains. Thankfully, CNN is following this breaking story.