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Capital Letters: Michael and Me

reason.com — The Christmas, excuse me, holiday season commenced yesterday, marked by the arrival of the Philip Morris gift box, a Philadelphia Cream Cheese box the size of a small suitcase, stuffed with such Kraft Food favorites as "Cheezin 'n Squeezin pasteurized process cheese sauce," "Shake 'n Bake Perfect Potatoes Crispy Cheddar," and "Toblerone Mini."
Jul 23, 2014

Rereading one of Michael Lynch's 1999 @Reason "Capital Letters," proto-blog about real life on the wonk circuit. buff.ly/1rqobph

Stop Segregating Sports by Gender

reason.com — Kacy Catanzaro has put to shame a lot of men much bigger than she. The list includes Denver Broncos wide receiver Matt Willis, Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux, mixed-martial-arts fighter Jason Soares, snowboarder Graham Watanebe and Olympic gymnast Jonathan Horton. Those are just a few.

Kids Director Larry Clark: 'If I Had Lived Anywhere Else I Would Have Been Shot or Executed 40 Years Ago'

reason.com — American filmmaker Larry Clark talked to Dazed as part of its "States of Independence" series, which the British magazine describes as a month-long "celebration of American radicalism, youth, and pop culture." As the director of films like Kids, Ken Park, and Marfa Girl, Clark has been a celluloid celebrant of these things for a couple of decades now.

Border Patrol Agent Draws Gun on Boy Scout-Over a Photograph

reason.com — A group of Boy Scouts from Central Iowa received a lesson they won't forget in federal manners at a border crossing from Canada into Alaska. According to the scoutmaster, a casual snapshot of a Border Patrol agent got the group of about two dozen scouts and volunteers detained, searched-and one of them ultimately held at gunpoint.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @JD_Tuccille: Boy Scouts earn their "stop resisting" badge when Border Patrol goes batshit and draws on them reason.com/blog/2014/07/2…

Drug War Refugees

reason.com — As thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America seek refuge in the United States, some commentators are blaming American drug users. "If there weren't a lot of Americans seeking marijuana and heroin and cocaine," says former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, "there would not be a drug war."
Jul 23, 2014

RT @reason: Thousands of Central American children are fleeing prohibition-related violence. bit.ly/1neDjov

The Ivy League Is Overrated, Says Ivy-Dominated New Republic

reason.com — William Deresiewicz has written an interesting essay titled " Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League." As a Michigan grad, I can't speak to how accurate his observations are about life at the Ivies today. But he does have a lot of sharp points to make about elite schools' role in the American class system.
Jul 23, 2014

Ivy League-dominated TNR sez Ivies are overrated. reason.com/blog/2014/07/2… You should see the private @reason-staffer email chain on this one!

Jul 22, 2014

RT @vpostrel: “@notjessewalker: The Ivy League is overrated, says Ivy-dominated New Republic: reason.com/blog/2014/07/2…” HARVARD-dominated.

Jul 22, 2014

@notjessewalker: The Ivy League is overrated, says Ivy-dominated New Republic: reason.com/blog/2014/07/2…” HARVARD-dominated.