Monday, July 30, 2012

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Peter Bogdanovich, 73. I just saw Last Picture Show again last week; it's just astonishingly good, isn't it? And I do love Paper Moon. That's not bad.

On to the good stuff:

1. Kevin Drum keeps us up to date on the state of climate denialism.

2. Sarah Kliff on that Federal District judge who isn't sure whether mandating that employers who provide health insurance include contraceptive coverage is kosher or not. Two things: that's a Carter appointee, senior status since 1988. And second: merits aside, gotta love any case called Hercules v. Sebelius.

3. And don't cry for Brad DeLong, Noah Smith. Or something like that. At any rate, Zachary's makes a really good pie, and I miss it a lot, although I actually preferred Rustica -- is it still in business?


  1. "Judge John Kane took the former opinion, saying that he did see a possibility that this mandate could represent a “substantial burden” on Hercules Industries’ ability to practice religion . . ."

    Is it generally accepted among legal experts that the Constitution protects the rights of corporations and other large institutions to practice their religion freely but not the rights of citizens of whatever religion who may work for them?

  2. Yep, Rustica is still in business.

  3. @JB At Monkey Cage Andrew Gelman said you were wrong in your answer about the Electoral College on Question Day.

    Do you have a response?

  4. 1. Response to Andrew coming soon.

    2. Big family fights way back when: Rustica pizza or Rustica chicken. Both delicious!

  5. They made the right call to go to the one on Solano...the one on College Ave is just too crowded.

  6. "Astonishingly good" accurately describes my reaction to The Last Picture Show, but only when I saw it as an adult.


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