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New job

After spending a fantastic year at the Washington Post, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position at Vox Media, where I’ll be helping Ezra Klein launch a new website focused on explanatory journalism. I’ll be focusing on the … Continue reading

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New Job

I’m excited to announce I’ll be starting a new job on Monday, covering tech policy with the Washington Post‘s Wonkblog team. Led by Ezra Klein, WonkBlog provides in-depth analysis of domestic policy issues. I hope you’ll subscribe to Wonkblog and … Continue reading

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This Blog Has Moved

The blog that used to be here is now hosted at Forbes. Click here to go to the new site. Please update your bookmarks.

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Moving Day

Tomorrow will be a big day for this blog. After two happy years hosted by the good folks at Dancing Mammoth, I’ve accepted an offer to join the growing Forbes family of bloggers. More details about the blog’s new incarnation … Continue reading

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Paul Graham on America’s Heritage of Disobedience

On the Fourth of July, the day when we celebrate the treasonous act that led to the creation of our nation, I think everyone should read Paul Graham’s essay about what makes America great: Hackers are unruly. That is the … Continue reading

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On Calling a Pie a Pie

Two quick responses to Reihan’s latest. First: It is by no means obvious to me that it is morally sound for us to treat “criminals and deadbeats” who’ve lived in the United States from, say, the age of 2-3 days … Continue reading

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The Solution to Bad Speech is More Speech

I’m a longtime donor to the Institute for Justice, the nation’s premiere libertarian civil liberties organization. They’ve taken cases to the Supreme Court a number of times, and on every previous occasion, I’ve been rooting for their success. But on … Continue reading

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A Response to Reihan on Immigration

My brilliant and thoughtful friend Reihan Salam was kind enough to critique last week’s immigration posts. Here, I think, is the gist of our disagreement: My basic frustration with my interlocutors on the immigration question is this: is access to … Continue reading

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Immigration and Pie

There’s a long-running argument between the left and right about whether economic policy should focus more on efficiency questions or distributional questions. At the risk of oversimplifying, progressives tend to focus on inequalities of income and wealth, and they worry … Continue reading

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Immigration Links

Here are some immigration links: Jose Antonio Vargas’s new website, Define American, is really fantastic. It’s a pitch-perfect example of the kind of humanizing effort I wrote about on Wednesday. Not only does it portray Vargas himself as a sympathetic … Continue reading

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