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The Way We Lie Now Clancy Martin praises Dallas G. Denery’s The Devil Wins for being the first systematic history of Western thought about lying, noting that one of the book’s more intriguing arguments is that “our Western understanding of deception has un
Andrew Sullivan | 8 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Russias new offensive in Ukraine should prompt stern sanctions from the West AMISSILE strike against the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday should have awakened Western leaders to the seriousness of Russias latest aggression in Ukraine. Some 30 civilians were killed and scores wounded in the attack, which came not long after t
Washington Post | 8 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Greeces new government could benefit from compromise on its debt OVER THE past half-decade, one-quarter of Greeces gross domestic product has simply disappeared, the largest such five-year peacetime economic contraction since the one that hit former Soviet republics in the 1990s. So it would have been a surprise if the
Washington Post | 8 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Virginia lawmakers are rushing too fast to change the law on college sexual assault THE URGE of Virginia lawmakers to do something about the problem of sexual assault on university and college campuses is understandable, even laudatory. But hastily shaped legislation now under consideration is not likely to help and may even make the sit
Washington Post | 8 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Letter from the Political Editor: With 100 days still to go how will Cameron, Miliband and Co. keep us all engaged? Another Monday, another speech from David Cameron on the economy, for the third week running. Today, Ed Miliband will unveil Labours 10-year plan for you guessed itthe NHS.
The Independent | 8 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
David Hicks to be declared innocent? His critics should prepare to recant their smears | Jeff Sparrow The rightwing campaign against David Hicks assumed his guilt, and made it seem a radical position to defend due processOn 29 March 2007, then-Sydney Morning Herald columnist Miranda Devine ran a victory lap.By pleading guilty to terrorism this week, she w
The Guardian | 8 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The only certainty of a reduced minimum wage is a lot more poor people | Van Badham As US campaigners advance the argument for a higher minimum wage, the Productivity Commission announces a review into lowering AustraliasThe Productivity Commission released some issue papers last week in advanced of a promised review into industrial rela
The Guardian | 8 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Most Quoted Experts Justin Wolfers charts the recent dominance of economists: Theres an old Bob Dylan song that goes theres no success like failure, and its a lesson thats been central to the rise of the economics profession. Each economic calamity since the Great Depression
Andrew Sullivan | 8 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Expiration Date On That URL Jill Lepore discovers that the “average life of a Web page is about a hundred days”: No one believes any longer, if anyone ever did, that if its on the Web it must be true, but a lot of people do believe that if its on the Web it will stay on
Andrew Sullivan | 9 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Whats In A Political Slogan? Election guru Larry Sabato finds that slogans are often “simplistic and manufactured, but the best ones fire up the troops and live on in history.” His unsolicited advice for Hillary and Jeb: The last time she ran for president, then-Sen. Clin
Andrew Sullivan | 9 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend