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“their habits were, if anything, worse”

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011

Story in NY Magazine about a longevity study of Askenazi Jews (h/t DINORightMarie at the Tip Line): An Einstein study published in August asked whether the SuperAgers, over the course of their lives, had better health habits than the general population. The

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Constructive Procrastination

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011

Dr. David Friedman posted a link to his most recent work on his blog. The selection is titled “Legal Systems Very Different from Ours” and it is a really fascinating read. In Athens: The Athenians had a straightforward solution to the

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Redistricting loss in Colorado

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011

There are three branches of government, and one of the branches gets to decide who gets to be in one of the other branches.  Via The Denver Post: In a blow to Colorado Republicans that could affect election outcomes for

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Three-way tie

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011

Cain-Newt-Romney all tied up, per latest CBS poll, with Cain at 18, and Newt/Romney at 15: In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich’s support continues to slowly grow, and he is now tied with Mitt Romney for

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No Republican candidate should do this ever again

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011

Rick Perry has been right to do the talk show circuit in the wake of Wednesday’s brain freeze, and he has been more impressive in the interviews I have seen in the last 24 hours than in any appearance since he announced

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So this is why Obama kept Boeing out of S.C.

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2011

Thanks to reader Craig who took this photo last summer in Greenville, S.C.

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Does the best debater win, or is it just a threshold issue

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

E-mail from reader Scott: The reaction to last nights debate (and Perry’s poor performance in earlier debates) is that Perry is now disqualified from being president. If so, does that mean that Romney and Gingrich, the best debaters, are the

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Herman Cain will not address charges unless in a group of people accused by Karen Kraushaar

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

Of course that’s not the case.  Believe him or not, Herman Cain stood at a podium and addressed the charges and took reporter questions. Not so Karen Kraushaar, who has multiple (we don’t know how many) employment claims to her

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Her voice still is being heard

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

Sarah Palin, Fire Eric Holder: And where is President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder in all of this? When did he first know about the operation? In his testimony to the House Oversight Committee on May 3, 2011, Holder stated,

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When the hand that feeds you also bites you

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

From the WSJ: Wall Street may have lost its appetite for Mario Batali. Mr. Batali, the celebrity chef famed for his orange Crocs, red pony tail and bold ragus, has long been one of the premier restaurateurs to the New York

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Report: Kraushaar will not do press conf. unless anonymous accusers also participate (Update: confirmed)

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

This is beginning to look more like farce. Via @DanRiehl, CNN reports that Herman Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar will not do the joint press conference she has been threatening unless the two still anonymous accusers come out and participate: Herman

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My favorite part of CNBC debate

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

While Newt’s answer taking on the Occupy Wall Street movement and challenging Maria Bartiromo has received all the attention. I think this was the best answer of the night, taking on the academic establishment rather than accepting the premise of

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So am I one of our own worst enemies, too?

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

That’s the suggestion made by some readers in response to my post about Rick Perry’s brain freeze in last night’s debate.  It’s also a theme followed up by commenter OwenJ in an e-mail to me, which reads: Some time ago,

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Anti-Cain hoax exposed

Posted by  ▪  November 10, 2011

Yesterday I saw a lengthy thread at Memeorandum about a “HermanCainPAC” website which had a large cover story calling Karen Kraushaar an “ugly bitch.” Here’s the screenshot: The website looked real, with a donate page and so on. But I didn’t

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