Monthly Archives: December 2011

House to Vote Against Payroll Tax Cut

So it looks like the House of Representatives is going to vote down the Senate’s payroll-tax cut extension today. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) said yesterday on Meet the Press that he objects to the extension because it … Continue reading

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Books: ‘All the Devils Are Here,’ ‘The Big Short’

  Read two books on the financial crisis this month: All the Devils Are Here, by Bethany Mclean and Joseph Nocera (Penguin , 2008) and The Big Short, by Michael Lewis (Norton, 2010). Both books are pretty good. They both … Continue reading

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Penn State, Continued

Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary testified at a preliminary hearing for athletic director Tim Curley and administrator Greg Schultz on Friday. His statement remained consistent with his earlier grand jury testimony: “I told them that I saw Jerry in … Continue reading

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Movies: ‘The Descendants’

The Descendants begins by using a device which has, during the entirety of my movie-going career,   indicated to me roughly eighty percent of the time that the movie I’m about to watch is going to be bad. The device is … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber Raps

Justin Bieber is talented. And not a baby daddy.

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My Yale 250

So…I usually try to resist writing about my own life on this blog, mostly because I am afraid of revealing how truly boring and unremarkable my life actually is (for instance–why are you blogging at 8:30 on a Saturday night?) … Continue reading

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Movies: ‘The Muppets’

I really really wanted to like The Muppets. Jim Henson’s crew of wise-cracking anthropomorphic puppets brings back a lot of nostalgia for me. I think I was a fan of the Muppets even before I understood English. There’s something about … Continue reading

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