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Here we go again: Nanny Bloomberg bans large sodas

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Bans on smoking in restaurants. Then outdoors, in parks. Bans on artificial trans fat in restaurant food. A demand to post health inspection grades in big letters on restaurant windows. Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City and billionaire, has made a name for himself […]

This week’s articles of note

“The service patch,” New York Times, by David Brooks “Our age of anxiety,” Weekly Standard, by Yuval Levin “The Facebook illusion,” New York Times, by Ross Douthat “Lunch with the FT: Paul Krugman,” Financial Times. Martin Wolf interviews Krugman “How Roland Barthes gave us the TV recap,” New York Times Magazine, by Sam Anderson “Woody […]

The liberal case against gay marriage

Following on from my spiked article on the gay marriage debate, I recommend an essay I found by Susan M. Shell, “The liberal case against gay marriage”. Published in The Public Interest in the summer of 2004, it remains highly relevant. Shell makes the important point that “the most stubborn and intransigent opponents in the […]

This week’s articles of note

“Joe Sixpack get lost!” The Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus ‘The class divide deepens,” National Journal, by Ronald Brownstein “Liberal intolerance and Naomi Riley’s firing,” Real Clear Politics, by Cathy Young “OWS RIP,” The American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead “Why I think Obama is losing,” The Atlantic, by Clive Crook “The gay divorcees: there […]

Why I’m coming out…against gay marriage

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A New York progressive braves the opprobrium of his peers by questioning same-sex marriage. Read my spiked article in full here.  

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