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Woo Hoo!

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has spoken: the ban on same-sex marriages violates individual liberties and dignities, and violates the Massachusetts Constitution. Go read analyses elsewhere, Your Humble Blogger can’t even think straight at the moment. Hip, hip, HOORAY! Redintegro…

Cities and Poverty

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William Julius Wilson writes in this morning Times about—you guessed it—poverty. It turns out that Our Only President has put forward policies that are—you guessed it again—bad for poor people. OK, this is not much of a surprise. On the…

More on rights

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Felicia R. Lee has an interesting article in this morning’s Times about the process of writing new constitutions for new nations (including new nations built on the ashes of old nations, such as South Africa, Eritrea, or Lithuania). It’s a…

Tulips, and so on

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Lately, Your Humble Blogger has been reading a few columns about the economy; here’s one from the Boston Globe, and Safire from this morning’s Times. They are pretty typical of the stuff I’ve been reading on either side, in that…

Good morning, here’s the newspaper and your coffee.

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A couple of interesting op-ed columns in this morning’s New York Times: Nicholas D. Kristof writes about whether the hawks or the doves were closer to right about Iraq. He quotes himself from a column last September as saying “If…