Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rockin’ The Suburbs

Dear One Standard Deviation, Over the past couple of months, you have become one of the few “must-read” blogs that I check out on a daily basis. While we have our disagreements (you are too skeptical for my tastes when … Continue reading

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I Can’t Wait for 2012

Dear Senator Durbin, I’m embarassed to say that I voted for you back in the 90s, when I was still a DLC-Democrat and I thought you might be center-right Democrat, since you were from downstate Illinois and had a decent … Continue reading

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Always Tip the Car Wash Guy

A car wash customer shot dead a Logan Square car wash worker who accused him of being a lousy tipper, prosecutors allege. Marcus Gordon, 40, was denied bail Sunday by Judge James Brown after prosecutors outlined how he allegedly murdered … Continue reading

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Calling Indiana Jones…

Central to the complex of associations with Israel and Judaism is a foundational work of Ethiopian literature, the Kebra Nagast, the ‘Book of the Glory of Kings’. It is this work, difficult to date and composite in character, which sets … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry is Insane

Dear Mr. Mitchell, I read your article “Wendell Berry and the New Urbanism: Agrarian Remedies, Urban Prospects” with great interest and as a lover of cities I thought I would write with a few thoughts. The first is that I’m … Continue reading

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More Money?

Dear Professor Sumner, Your delightful blog (along with some others — see the blogroll to the right) has re-awakened a passion for economics in me and gotten me interested lately in the rather obscure but important subject of monetary policy. … Continue reading

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I don’t want to brag, but…

Dear Professor Feser, In reviewing your most excellent blog (now added to my blogroll to the right), I noticed that one post this year stood out for attracting more comments than any other. You are lucky that you have such … Continue reading

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