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Tom Toles: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Eat your vegetables

*** Friday rant, lamentation edition Not feeling as ranty today as lamenty. It feels like we have fallen into the zero-sum trap. People do NOT behave well in zero-sum situations. Robert Wright's great book, Nonzero, which I have referenced...

By Tom Toles  | June 25, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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McChrystal clear

*** Animal show and tell The National Pork Board is not an umbrella organization of Washington lobbyists. They represent the actual MEAT kind of pork, though they probably get a federal subsidy of some kind, and if they don't,...

By Tom Toles  | June 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Afghanistan  
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A noise annoys

*** Extreme Wrestling with commenters A commenter yesterday accused liberals (me) of heedlessness regarding unintended consequences! Could the timing on THAT accusation be worse? The GULF SPILL, brought to you by MARKET FORCES! The WALL ST MELTDOWN brought to...

By Tom Toles  | June 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  GOP  
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Ever so sorry

*** More great new ideas! If you live in a city, you're not supposed to have to see your neighbors. But there they were, LOTS of them, at a birthday party over the weekend. And, uh-oh! Some of them...

By Tom Toles  | June 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  GOP  
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Cloudy outlook

*** Great new idea with endless preamble! I have a great new idea that no one has thought of yet. If you have a great new idea that no one has thought of yet, it's not a great idea....

By Tom Toles  | June 21, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  MD  
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No one responsible

By Tom Toles  | June 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Middle East  
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