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Top Republican Criticizes Rand Paul For Threatening To Filibuster Gun Bill He Hasn’t Even Seen

Thirteen Republican senators have pledged to filibuster a senate debate about new gun safety measures, insisting in a letter to Senate Majority …

Feral Pigs Have Overrun Texas. Now They're Coming for You.

<b>TEXAS - A few years ago</b>, when it became clear the pigs were going to be a real problem, I went on a daylong caper with a couple of young hunters named Clint Watson and Dusty Kennedy. We met out near Big Thicket. Starting around 3 a.m., we ran after a pack of bay dogs for fourteen hours before a pup …

How Can We Know the Dancer from the Dance?

I.<p><i>The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.</i><p>— Archilochus<p>II.<p><i>Everything is physical perhaps, but surely there are many different</i> …

Is It Just Possible That Americans Define Good Health Differently Than You? - The Edge of the American West

This flies a bit in the face of what public health research tells us about how healthy Americans are. More than one-third are obese, according to the …

Notes Of Dankness And Blueberry

<i>by Zoe Pollock</i><p>William Breathes, who writes under a pseudonym, reviews dispensaries and their various strains of pot for the alt-weekly <i>Denver Westword</i> …

Trouble running a nodejs file in the browser

I am discovering nodejs. So I created a simple file display a simple "hello world!". When I run it in my console, it works just fine. Now I am trying …

Asm.js: The JavaScript Compile Target

Like many developers I’ve been excited by the promise of Asm.js. Reading the recent news that Asm.js is now in Firefox nightly is what got my …

Google Opens Up Access to Compute Engine Cloud Service

Google is opening up access to its Google Compute Engine cloud computing environment, letting customers of its Gold Support package take advantage of …

Interview with Steve Faulkner: HTML5 editor and new doctor

What’s your connection with HTML5?<p>I’ve been participating in the HTML Working Group since 2007 after reading a post by Roger Johansson. I have …

The Paleo Diet Is a Paleo Fantasy

<i>Paleo lifestyle trends are popular at the moment—but they are rooted in evolutionary myths, says evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk of</i> <i>the University</i> …

10 Sunday Morning Reads - The Big Picture

My afternoon train reading:<p>• April Is the New May (Barron’s) <i>see also</i> Why it pays to sell in May (Marketwatch)<br>• Beware of those who cry ‘bubble’ about …

Memo to Employers: Stop Wasting Your Employees’ Money

<i>By James Kwak</i><p>Now that I’m a law professor, people expect me to write law review articles. There are some problems with the genre—not least its absurd …

Congress May Not Rewrite the Tax Code in 2013, But They Can Make It Simpler

As regular readers of <i>Tax Vox</i> know, I don’t believe there is much chance President Obama and Congress will agree on individual broad-based tax reform in 2013. Without a deal on how much this new tax system should raise, talking about a big rewrite is futile. However, Obama and Congress still have an …

The Social Media #Fail of the Mark Sanford Race

The GOP primary in South Carolina's first congressional district was almost completely unsurprising. Pundits expected Mark Sanford to ride name …

How to Fix the Economy: Print Money and Mail Checks

America has grown desperate for smart ideas to revive a flagging economy. Sunday night in the <i>Financial Times</i> I read one of the most desperate: an …

Rutgers Coach Mike Rice Bullied His Players. So Why Do So Many Still Support Him?

The firing Wednesday of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, for shoving players around, firing basketballs at them, and screaming that they were …

Why Does Anyone Still Listen to David Stockman?

Thirty-one years and six-odd months. That’s the new record. That’s how long former Reagan budget director David Stockman has dined out on his …

David Stockman

A quick review of the reactions to former Reagan-era budget director David Stockman’s anti-capitalist essay in The New York Times last weekend finds …

Crime Is Down in Los Angeles (And Everywhere Else Too)

Lost in the Cosmos, On a Bike: “4000 Miles”

“4000 Miles,” playing at the Studio Theatre in DC through May 5, opens when twentysomething college dropout Leo turns up unexpectedly at his …

Technology, Viewer Choice and the Need for Movies to Impress Audiences Quickly

Watching a movie once required a significant investment of time. You had to page through the newspapers to find the ads, decide what you wanted to …

Capitol Offenses

Here at ProPublica, we’re great believers in the idea that public revelation of scandal leads to reforms. Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of …

The Global Economy on the Fly

18 Responses to “The Global Economy on the Fly”<p>"USA as consumer of last resort" going on 30…is it 40 years now? maybe even 60. i really have a hard …

Grasping Reality with at Least Three Hands

<b>The purpose of this weblog is to be the best possible portal into what I am thinking, what I am reading, what I think about what I am reading, and</b> …

Latin America Without Chávez

BOGOTÁ – Venezuela is poised to vote on a new president to replace the recently deceased Hugo Chávez. In the 14 years of his administration, Chávez …

What Mattered This Week?

Probably wishful thinking, but: Harry Reid is threatening majority-imposed Senate reform, and soon. If it produces reform, it matters; if it gets a …