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Why Vox didn't run a piece endorsing "the repugnant conclusion"

vox.com — So, a word on Vox's policy around freelance, and whether there's a litmus test around certain issues. The backstory here is that Dylan Matthews solicited a piece from philosopher Torbjorn Tannsjo.
Aug 26, 2015

Why Vox didn't run a piece endorsing "the repugnant conclusion": vox.com/2015/8/26/9212…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ezraklein: Why Vox didn't run a piece endorsing "the repugnant conclusion": vox.com/2015/8/26/9212…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ezraklein: Why Vox didn't run a piece endorsing "the repugnant conclusion": vox.com/2015/8/26/9212…

Aug 26, 2015

Why Vox didn't run a piece endorsing "the repugnant conclusion" vox.com/2015/8/26/9212… via @voxdotcom

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Why it might be good for Hillary Clinton if Joe Biden runs

vox.com — At this point in the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton seemed to have the Democratic nomination pretty wrapped up. She led Barack Obama in the polls by more than 15 points, and by October she would increase that lead to more than 25 points. She would go on to lose the primary.
Aug 25, 2015

My Slate pitch for the day: Why it would be good for Hillary Clinton if Joe Biden runs bit.ly/1JgWoOd

Aug 25, 2015

Yep, the strongest case for a Biden candidacy is that it will make Hillary a much sharper candidate & energize Dems. vox.com/2015/8/25/9205…

How a behavioral economist eats Thanksgiving dinner

washingtonpost.com — It happens every year. It's not that you resolve to be virtuous on Thanksgiving, just reasonable. Two plates of food, and no more. One piece of pie, and that's enough. But when you're sitting at that table, staring at that food, there is no more self-control. No more reasonable.
Aug 24, 2015

Funny advice for people trying to eat less at meals: "Wear a very tight shirt." washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

How Google convinced China's Communist Party to love science fiction

vox.com — This is a fascinating story from author Neil Gaiman: I was in China in 2007, and it was the first ever state-sponsored, Party-approved science-fiction convention.
Aug 24, 2015

How Google convinced China's Communist Party to love science fiction: bit.ly/1Jroc1o

Aug 24, 2015

Won't be long now until China starts doing moonshot projects of its own, I bet. vox.com/2015/8/24/9196…

Aug 25, 2015

How Google convinced China's Communist Party to love science fiction vox.com/2015/8/24/9196… confound. creative societies innovate & love SF

Why the next Republican president won’t touch Obamacare

vox.com — On Tuesday, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker released their health-care plans. In doing so, they showed the problems that years of opportunistic attacks on Obamacare will create for any future Republican president who wants to reform the health-care system. There's always been much for Republicans to oppose in Obamacare.
Aug 21, 2015

Republican proposals to replace Obamacare create same problems that GOP criticizes Obamacare for: vox.com/2015/8/20/9179…, via @ezraklein.

Aug 20, 2015

Why the next Republican president won’t touch Obamacare: vox.com/2015/8/20/9179…

Aug 20, 2015

Ignore their campaign promises: A GOP president will neither repeal nor replace Obamacare, @ezraklein says. vox.com/2015/8/20/9179…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @dthornell: Why the next Republican president won’t touch Obamacare vox.com/2015/8/20/9179… via @voxdotcom

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I read Donald Trump’s immigration plan, and it's even crueler than I expected

vox.com — There's an old saying that in a negotiation, he who cares least wins. That is, as far as I can tell, Donald Trump's strategy on immigration. He has promised all manner of improbable outcomes - like that Mexico will pay to build a wall that only America wants, or that unauthorized immigrants will leave without America having to conduct mass deportations.
Aug 18, 2015

I read Donald Trump’s immigration plan, and it's much crueler than I expected vox.com/2015/8/18/9171…

Aug 18, 2015

RT @ezraklein: I read Donald Trump’s immigration plan, and it's much crueler than I expected vox.com/2015/8/18/9171…

Aug 18, 2015

I read Donald Trump’s immigration plan, and it's even crueler than I expected ow.ly/R392U

Aug 18, 2015

You know who else was a herrenvolk nationalist who pursued collective punishment against a marginalized minority? vox.com/2015/8/18/9171…

Aug 18, 2015

vox.com/2015/8/18/9171… Trump’s immigration plan shows that this is not about the law or jobs but sheer hatred for Hispanic people.

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In defense of (some) Cecil the lion coverage

vox.com — Ravi Somaiya has a piece in the New York Times musing about what all the Cecil the lion coverage says about How We Internet Today: The phrase "Cecil the lion" now returns about 3.2 million Google News results.
Aug 18, 2015

It's not the importance of your news peg; it's how you use it that matters vox.com/2015/8/18/9167…

Aug 18, 2015

And Lo, on the Twenty-First Day of the Outrage of the Lion, Ezra thought that it Gets at Something Fundamental Here vox.com/2015/8/18/9167…

Aug 18, 2015

RT @tomgara: And Lo, on the Twenty-First Day of the Outrage of the Lion, Ezra thought that it Gets at Something Fundamental Here vox.com/2015/8/18/9167…

Aug 18, 2015

RT @ezraklein: It's not the importance of your news peg; it's how you use it that matters: bit.ly/1IZOA5p

Aug 18, 2015

It's not the importance of your news peg; it's how you use it that matters: bit.ly/1IZOA5p

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Why the New York Times’s Amazon story is so controversial, explained

vox.com — On Sunday, the New York Times published a massive exposé of Amazon's "punishing" work culture. The company, the Times alleged, "is conducting a little-known experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers, redrawing the boundaries of what is acceptable." The anecdotes from the article are searing.
Aug 18, 2015

RT @sivavaid: Why the New York Times’s Amazon story is so controversial, explained vox.com/2015/8/17/9166…

Aug 17, 2015

Why the New York Times’s Amazon story hit such a nerve with white-collar workers: bit.ly/1Mu393v

Aug 17, 2015

RT @ezraklein: Why the New York Times’s Amazon story hit such a nerve with white-collar workers: bit.ly/1Mu393v

Aug 17, 2015

RT @voxdotcom: Why the New York Times’s Amazon story is so controversial, explained vox.com/2015/8/17/9166…

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The Republican Party doesn’t want to believe its voters agree with Trump. But they do.

vox.com — Does Donald Trump's appeal have anything to do with his policy positions? Republican political consultant Matthew Dowd says it doesn't - Trump's rise, he argues, is all personality, no policy: @danpfeiffer @ezraklein @jbarro trump's voter support has nothing to do with any issues. it has to do with gut and bravado.
Aug 17, 2015

Trump's secret weapon is that he can hold positions the GOP base agrees with but the GOP establishment doesn't: bit.ly/1Mty7c8

Aug 17, 2015

The Republican Party doesn’t want to believe its voters agree with Trump. But they do. vox.com/2015/8/17/9164… via @voxdotcom

Aug 17, 2015

The Republican Party doesn’t want to believe its voters agree with Trump. But they do. pllqt.it/zvjVeu pic.twitter.com/sJbBsQeGNc

Aug 17, 2015

The Republican Party doesn’t want to believe its voters agree with Trump. But they do. - Vox vox.com/2015/8/17/9164…

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Donald Trump is the perfect "moderate"

vox.com — At the New York Times, Josh Barro argues that Donald Trump is a moderate Republican. Here's the argument: Trump's affect is much more confrontational than his (occasionally self-contradictory) policy pronouncements. Trump opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, hasn't signed Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, believes single-payer health care works well in other countries, and is skeptical of free trade.
Aug 15, 2015

RT @danpfeiffer: Indirectly, @ezraklein and @jbarro explain how Trump shows that centrist pundits don't understand politics in 2015 vox.com/2015/8/15/9159…

Aug 15, 2015

RT @Neil_Irwin: Trump appeals to the kind of "moderate" voters who actually exist, not the centrists DC elites like to imagine. vox.com/2015/8/15/9159…

Aug 15, 2015

RT @Neil_Irwin: Trump appeals to the kind of "moderate" voters who actually exist, not the centrists DC elites like to imagine. vox.com/2015/8/15/9159…

Aug 15, 2015

MT @kausmickey: "Most popular position was...outright moratorium on all immigration until border is proven secure." vox.com/2015/8/15/9159…

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Aug 28, 2015

The conservative establishment is in deep denial about Donald Trump's appeal: vox.com/2015/8/28/9217…

Aug 28, 2015

“Germany, with the stroke of a pen, has just given an awful lot of Syrian families the chance to start a new life” vox.com/2015/8/28/9220…

Aug 28, 2015

It sure seems like the GOP establishment has weakened in the Obama era, but I've never read a very convincing account as to why

Aug 28, 2015

Of the 37 million profiles on AshleyMadison.com, only around 12,000 were women who were active on the site: tcrn.ch/1JC8ll4

Aug 28, 2015

Jim Webb spokesman: "reaching out to the DNC is about as useful as sticking one’s hand into a wood chipper.” bit.ly/1JC6Nrs

Aug 28, 2015

So only about 36% of psychology studies can be successfully replicated, and even that may be too high: bit.ly/1NJVPBU

Aug 28, 2015

And remember, after tuition and fees, you still have to pay room and board, other living expenses, etc bit.ly/1EptX4i

Aug 28, 2015

Depressing map of how many years of minimum wage work is needed to pay for college tuition in every state: bit.ly/1EptX4i

Aug 28, 2015

The government is redefining what it means to be an employee for the purposes of unionization, and it's a huge deal: bit.ly/1GA8MsP


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