That may be unfair. Caroline Calloway isn’t the first person who couldn’t make a book deadline. But the disconnect between reality and InstaReality is as vast: Caroline Calloway knew she was not who she had made the world believe she was. She had created a public image that was essentially false and, when she was… Read More A “One-Woman Fyre Festival”
Is Megan McArdle actually surprised that no one mentioned Obamacare at the debates? Or is this rhetorical surprise? The Affordable Care Act barely came up. What candidates wanted to talk about was Medicare-for-all. That is nothing short of extraordinary. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the biggest entitlement expansion, and the most significant… Read More The Democrats are Democrats
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FFS, you Ghouls: #NotBuyingIt – that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight. #SB50 — NARAL (@NARAL) February 8, 2016 Stacy McCain as already asked the relevant philosophical question: Accepting for the sake of argument that humans are not continuously human from conception… Read More Has no member of NARAL ever seen an ultrasound?
It doesn’t take much to interpret Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death of what’s looking increasingly like a heroin overdose as an unconscious leap into the void. When I first read the accounts, I was struck by two facts: Hoffman had been clean, or so he said, for 23 years before last year. The brand of… Read More Why Celebrities Kill Themselves