Apparently men being helpful is sexist now

Robin Williams on the Vatican and homosexuality

44 Presidents, 240 Biographies and One Great Adventure

My Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies

Just over 6 years ago I set out to read a single great biography for each president.  Unfortunately I had no way of knowing which one for each was the very best, so I decided to read multiple biographies of every president and decide for myself.

My original plan involved 125 books and a 3-year timetable. But with new biographies published every year – and dozens of excellent suggestions from you – that once-modest journey ballooned to 6 years and 240 biographies.

Very early on I knew there had to be an efficient way to save my notes, track my progress and share my thoughts. With a modest investment of time and a liberal use of search engines (“how do I start a blog?”)…this site was born!

The style of my reviews has evolved over time, but my philosophy behind them has not: I am essentially writing them for myself

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Forgot to post this @NZTreasury OIA on @ProfSteveKeen’s 2-day visit winning no support for a model touted to have predicted #GFC

Billy Connolly stand up (best of the early years)

A puzzle from David Friedman

William Nordhaus: The Economics of Climate Change @jamespeshaw @Mfe_News

Didn’t realise the usage of queer got a leg up from the militant opposition of gays to gay marriage, which was seen as an attempt to impose monogamy

Neanderthal DNA has subtle but significant impact on human traits

Child Labor Was Wiped Out by Markets, Not Government

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