Day’s End and Night Watch

The youngest member of the Supreme Court is fifty-four. Let’s see how they rule on gay marriage.

I hope Iraq’s government enjoys their 175 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks, 15 Hercules tank recovery vehicles, and 55,000 rounds of main gun ammunition for the tanks. Price Tag: $3 billion.

Everybody has an opinion on Selma.

I’m not sure Europeans can quite believe that Fox News actually exists.

Why do we die?

Would you let your kids do all things that your parents let you do?

Unlike me, Kevin Drum hasn’t basically given up shouting into the idiot wind about Obamacare subsidies.

Academic politics, Ferguson, and Ebola.

Here’s some more Paul McCartney:

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