Gawker's Petraeus-Broadwell-Kelley Flochart

The Consequences of Double Standards


In American culture, at least, there are consequences when the government adopts and is exposed as using a double standard. Those who don’t get the better deal are understandably and properly bitter. Those who got the sweet deal are defensive and their credibility suffers still more damages. And Americans as a group lose just a…

Rev. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714

None So Blind


None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see. — Matthew Henry. English clergyman, 1662-1714 The thing about ideology, about the unquestioning acceptance of a principle, is that it diminishes your ability to think critically. A biblical literalist, who takes as a principle that the Universe…

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Purely an Act of Self Defense, Part 1


As many of you may know, WC is a lawyer. Which means at social occasions, everyone WC sees is overcome with the urge to tell a lawyer joke. In self defense, WC began collecting the things. Nothing stops a would-be wit better than responding to his or her lawyer joke with two or three of…