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Health care: sparrows and cardboard boxes

Several years ago I sat next to a Frenchman on a flight from Paris to Washington DC. He stated that his country considered access to health care a human right and asked why my country didn’t provide it to its…

NRA concealed carry hoodies

You can buy your concealed carry hoodies from the NRA online store right now. Here’s their product description:  We want concealed carry to fit around your lifestyle – not the other way around. That’s why we developed the NRAstoreâ„¢ exclusive…

More from The Big Thirst

The Big Thirst is excellent, I read it last year (after hearing an interview with the author by Terry Gross) and highly recommend it. Here’s a bit more about the water situation in India–which affects everybody, rich and poor alike,…

Charles Pierce on Trayvon Martin

You should read Mr Pierce’s post for yourself, but this sentence at the end is awesome: And what makes me angry down to my soul is not that my children could have been Trayvon, but that, because of the way…

TSA: since last week

TSA wants you to know they’re still on the job and here’s what they found (fewer guns and more “artfully concealed” stuff) during the period between March 9th and 15th, 2012: Firearms: 16 loaded; 3 unloaded 5 artfully concealed prohibited item found at checkpoints Over at…

It’s almost 1940 for US Census online!

For those of us who spend time researching our forebears on Ancestry Island and other places in that particular archipelago, April 2nd is a big deal because that’s when the 1940 US Federal Census will be released online and for…

Waiting for crumbs from your table*

The ever thoughtful Frank Pasquale at Concurring Opinions looks at recent news: Two resignation letters rocked Wall Street and Silicon Valley this week. Greg Smith elegized a once-great Goldman Sachs, now reduced to “ripping eyeballs out” of clients. (The industry sure…

TSA: your theater review for the week

Over at the TSA, another week, another edition of what they’re now calling Week in Review. Here’s what was discovered during the period between March 2nd and 8th, 2012: Firearms: 24 loaded; 4 unloaded 2 artfully concealed prohibited item found at checkpoints Over at the TSA…