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Is football on a glide path to obscurity?

No sport's popularity is guaranteed, and several factors point to a possible long term decline of football's.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read below the fold...

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White Hinterland - Hung on a Thin Thread

Hung on a Thin Thread by White Hinterland on Grooveshark

I usually prefer studio recordings to live ones, but this is one of the very rare exceptions. This version of the song is as good as the one on the album. Read below the fold...

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18th century political thinking in the 21st

Some prefer to treat political reality as a large and fixed quantity, but that ignores what can happen at a smaller scale.

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Liz Phair - Crater Lake

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Liz Phair - Alice Springs

Alice Springs by Liz Phair on Grooveshark

Reason for the twofer and some additional thoughts on Liz below the fold. Read below the fold...

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Shoddy gun paper excites right wing

Conservatives discovered a six year old Harvard paper recently and immediately praised its claims. Unfortunately, it is an extremely fact-challenged document.

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A brief review of bad reporting

Is Glenn Greenwald a bad reporter just like Judith Miller? A look back at her failures might help to decide.

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Additional planks for the platform

The Bumper Sticker Platform is Medicare for all, tax the rich, a living wage. Here are some additional proposals for those who want a more detailed platform.

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Bumper Sticker Platform, 2013 edition

An attempt to create a short, memorable, popular and substantive platform for citizens to call for - and candidates to run on.

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