Kleiman thinks eradicating the Afghan poppy crop wouldn't make much difference in "the level of heroin abuse" anyway. But beating the Taliban should have priority even if it would mean a rise in U.S. heroin abuse, no? ... 5:28 P.M. link
Here's a new way to get publicity for your just-opened film: Get sued by your dry cleaner for defamation. 11:24 A.M.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Japan is Different: If you're a Brentwood or Upper East Side parent and worry that competitiveness among moms is getting out of hand, read this Marie Claire piece and stop worrying. ... 10:42 P.M.
N.Z. Bear Revealed: I was recommending that a friend of mine contact N.Z. Bear a couple of weeks ago when I realized I didn't know his actual name. Now I do. ... 10:28 A.M.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Do netroots types really think that Al Gore, if he ran for President, would commit to getting U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2013 (unlike Edwards or Obama or Hillary Clinton)? I don't. ... 6:37 P.M.
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
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Giving Up on Goodell
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