Author Archives: Daniel Strauss

Harry Potter and the Real World

November 10th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Rachel Beeler is an English and Psychology major at the University of Michigan who plans on entering the medical field


Olbermanngate

November 8th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Last week MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, one of the network’s most outspokenly liberal commentators, was suspended* after Politico broke the news that


Endpoint

November 5th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

The week’s best links (and some from last week, too) that we didn’t get to: 1. The Space Shuttle was launched


The Complexities of the Pot Legalization Debate

November 5th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Andrew Sullivan argues that marijuana should be legal because it’s a product of nature: My view – regardless of the arguments


The Four Loko Ban Actually Makes Sense

November 4th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

I call this blogging destiny. Last night the girlfriend and I came across a can of Four Loko on the street.


Why Did The Dems Lose Big?

November 3rd, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

One of the trending explanations on the liberal blogs today is that the reason Democrats lost bigtime last night is because


Voting Station Aesthetics

November 2nd, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Over at TPM reader KS send in a this picture and anecdote of a voting station in Kenosha, Wisconsin: I’ve


Is Online Voting a Good Idea?

November 1st, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

No matter how intent a person is on exercising his or her civic duty, the actual process of voting is cumbersome


A History of Incivility

November 1st, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Via Dave Weigel (a blog that’s quickly becoming my favorite) here’s a video that puts this year’s negative campaign ads in perspective:


Endpoint

October 29th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

The week’s best links that we didn’t get to: 1. China has built the world’s fastest supercomputer. 2. Got a bug


Addicted to Procrastination

October 27th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Since I’ve gotten to college I’ve taken my procrastination to next level. Because my earliest class starts at 11:00 am I have


Don’t Lose Those Curves, Christina

October 26th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Last night my girlfriend and I got into a rigorous discussion over this post, which basically reports that Christina Hendricks


Thoughts on It Gets Better

October 25th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

I haven’t been paying too much attention to the It Gets Better campaign, but I like the idea, and I


Endpoint

October 22nd, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

As usual, cool links for your enjoyment: 1. Were computers the greatest tech development of the 20th century? 2. Big


Jon Stewart, Political Gatekeeper

October 21st, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

I think it’s becoming the norm that every chance I have to write about the broader role Jon Stewart plays



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