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Bad arguments are easier to kill in an embryonic stage

Kevin Drum pulls the “ignore dumb arguments and they’ll go away” card. Anyone who was well-bullied in a pre-voting age educational environment knows that this strategy is to human psychology as the four humors are to medical science—sounds good on paper, but fails to prove itself in real world experiments…

Reaganing The Fuck Out Of This Shit

Kevin Drum wonders where McCain’s annoying habit of using “my friends” like a teenager uses the work “like” comes from. He initially picked it up during the primary when he was doing the whole “I’m Reagan 2.0″ thing: One of Reagan’s verbal flourishes was to interject the phrase “my friends”…