Baby Joseph and the Canadian Death Panels

(I can't believe I'm going to start this post on such a serious and somber topic with a wildly inappropriate joke, but here goes):No, despite the fact that "Baby Joseph and the Canadian Death Panels" would be an epic band name, this is not, in fact, one of my infrequent posts on music. Instead, it's about how we in this country - and specifically, our country's media - deal with aspects of our...

Does Hypocrisy Matter?

Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum writes a quick, irked post in which he takes the ever-odious Gregg Easterbrook to task for the admittedly annoying habit of always looking for perceived hypocrisy, even when it's not there or the charge of hypocrisy isn't relevant or accurate: The point of laws is to provide a level playing field, and no one is a hypocrite for following existing law even if they...