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When it comes to Christina Hoff Sommers and sexism in video games, Jonathan Mann will not stand down.

(Via Metafilter .) ... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
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"Debbie wears so many hats, so well."

Said Hillary, quoted in "Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with party leaders." Was that mean? ... [Published Althouse - 2 hours ago]
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Did you ever notice the 2 different pronunciations of the word "have"?

Test yourself. Say: I have to read this blog post . Then: I have better things to do .I just became conscious of that difference when I was listening to an audiobook and could tell that the reader believed he was encountering a "have" that meant "must" ... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

"Designing a hamster wheel big enough for a person takes some serious design skills."

"Godshaw and his associates at Autodesk's Pier 9 fabrication facility ended up creating an 80-inch diameter wheel with a 24-inch-wide base. The wheel moves thanks to four skateboard wheels underneath. A preexisting standing desk was simply fitted inside ... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Hamster, iPhone, Environment
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

"Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan for Wisconsin appear to be copied directly from the plans of 3 Democratic candidates who ran for governor in previous election cycles."

Andrew Kaczynski reports (at Buzzfeed). A spokesman for the Burke campaign told BuzzFeed News an “expert” named Eric Schnurer who also worked on the other campaigns as responsible for the similar text, a case of self-plagiarism.The problem of plagiarism ... [Published Althouse - 19 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Stuart Taylor Jr. responds to the attack on his source for the story about the political atmosphere in the office of the John Doe prosecutor.

This follows up on something discussed on this blog a week ago in "John Doe prosecutor John Chisholm objects to what Stuart Taylor Jr. said about his anti-Walker vendetta" and "Did Stuart Taylor Jr. misidentify his unnamed source for his article impugning ... [Published Althouse - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

"How U2 became the most hated band in America."

U2's Songs of Innocence "was released as part of Apple’s keynote event, dished out to iTunes subscribers for free." The album reportedly cost Apple $100 million, a figure the company is likely to eat. Rather than generating the kind of hype Apple is ... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
Entities: Apple Inc, Spam, iTunes
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

"I decided since then to trust myself as the arbiter of what’s 'enough' and have turned down plenty of offers since, and because I have yet to feel any sexual attraction to anyone..."

"... I have never allowed anyone else to talk me into anything I know I don’t desire. I think I’d recognize it if it happened to me. Most other people find it unmistakable. If a food smells delicious to everyone else but bland or bad to me, I don’t owe ... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

"There have been times when I wanted children and other times I've been grateful not to have them."

"I am a mess if I have to say goodbye to my dog for longer than five days. I don't know how I would deal with kissing my children as I left for work. I know there are women who are able to do that. I don't know if I could."From "25 Famous Women on Childlessness." ... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Does the male gynecologist need to explain himself?

Apparently. 10 do. One reason is you get to restrict your practice to females. One doctor said men were bad patients. Another didn't like "old patients and chronic conditions that never seemed to be cured" or (rejecting pediatrics) "the annoying parents ... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Senate votes 78-22 for Obama's anti-ISIS plan.

Among the "no" votes: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Elizabeth Warren. From earlier in the day, Jeremy W. Peters in the NYT: "ISIS Vote Weighs Heavily on Senators With 2016 Ambitions." In a speech before the vote on Thursday, Mr. Paul tried to square his ... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

After the push to restrict access to sugared drinks...

... suspicions turn to artificially sweetened drinks. ... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]

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"Designing a hamster wheel big enough for a person takes some serious design skills."
"Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan for Wisconsin appear to be copied directly from the plans of 3 Democratic candidates who ran for governor in previous election cycles."
...said about his anti-Walker vendetta" and "Did Stuart Taylor Jr. misidentify his unnamed source for his article impugning the motives of the John Doe prosecutor?"
"I decided since then to trust myself as the arbiter of what’s 'enough' and have turned down plenty of offers since, and because I have yet to feel any sexual attraction to anyone..."

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Did you ever notice the 2 different pronunciati... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
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Stuart Taylor Jr. responds to the attack on his... [Published Althouse - 20 hours ago]
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Does the male gynecologist need to explain hims... [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
Senate votes 78-22 for Obama's anti-ISIS plan. [Published Althouse - Sep 19 2014]
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"Debbie wears so many hats, so well." [Published Althouse - 2 hours ago]
Said Hillary, quoted in "Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with party leaders." Was that mean? ...
Did you ever notice the 2 different pronunciati... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
Test yourself. Say: I have to read this blog post . Then: I have better things to do .I just became conscious of that difference when I was listening to an audiobook and could tell that the reader believed he was encountering a "have" that meant "must" ...
When it comes to Christina Hoff Sommers and sex... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
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"Designing a hamster wheel big enough for a per... [Published Althouse - 3 hours ago]
"Godshaw and his associates at Autodesk's Pier 9 fabrication facility ended up creating an 80-inch diameter wheel with a 24-inch-wide base. The wheel moves thanks to four skateboard wheels underneath. A preexisting standing desk was simply fitted inside ...
"Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic guberna... [Published Althouse - 19 hours ago]
Andrew Kaczynski reports (at Buzzfeed). A spokesman for the Burke campaign told BuzzFeed News an “expert” named Eric Schnurer who also worked on the other campaigns as responsible for the similar text, a case of self-plagiarism.The problem of plagiarism ...
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