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[5]Edmund Burke Against Grover Norquist
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pueLrr

Garry Wills | NYRB | 14 July 2011

Why Edmund Burke, whose name was once synonymous with “conservatism”,
  refused to sign Grover Norquist-style pledges to taxpayers, or any other
  constituents, in his time [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/edmund-burke-against-grover-norquist

[7]The Sociological Breakthrough Of Google+
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/r657VR

Andreas Kluth | Hannibal And Me | 20 July 2011

An article built on a pun is usually a bad idea, but Andreas Kluth explains
  why he never liked Facebook: it is neither discreet nor, worse, is it
  discrete. He's optimistic about Google+ for its contrast [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sociological-breakthrough-google

[9]Peeve Of The Week: 20% Correct
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qrYzuD

Mark Liberman | Language Log | 16 July 2011

When a BBC columnist complained about Americanisms, he had no idea that most
  of his peeves had roots in British English, often going back past 1776
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/peeve-week-20-correct

[11]A Semi-Defense
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pjEYnF

John McWhorter | TNR | 13 July 2011

Of the infamous slavery passage in "The Marriage Vow" pledge. John McWhorter
  re-examines, with a contrarian’s eye, the troubled trajectory of the black
  family, arguing that what the pledge says is not tantamount to endorsing
  slavery [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/semi-defense

[13]A Dirty Business
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/o6p5iW

George Packer | New Yorker | 27 June 2011

George Packer got deep into the Galleon/McKinsey insider-trading scandal,
  telling the reader not just how but why millionaires and billionaires rig
  the markets and risk their freedom to get even richer [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dirty-business-0

[15]The Baddest Lawyer In The History Of Jersey
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/iVoD4i

Mark Jacobson | NY Mag | 5 June 2011

Paul Bergrin is the crookedest lawyer in New Jersey in, perhaps, forever.
  How crooked? Federal prosecutors say “witness-killing crooked”,
  “hooker-ring-running crooked” and more [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/baddest-lawyer-history-jersey-0

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Cecile Richards on How Progressives Can Make a Difference
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/cecile-richards-on-how-progressives-can-make-difference

The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America tells us about
  the stories of struggle and resilience that have inspired her and can give
  encouragement to others seeking change [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/cecile-richards-on-how-progressives-can-make-difference

Book of the Day

[19]Book of the Day
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/good-natured-origins-right-and-wrong-humans-and-other-animals-by-frans-de-waal

[20]Good Natured by Frans de Waal
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/good-natured-origins-right-and-wrong-humans-and-other-animals-by-frans-de-waal

[21]Deborah Blum says: Frans de Waal is one of my favourite scientists. If
  all  scientists  wrote as well as him, writers like me would be out of
  business![22]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/deborah-blum-on-science-society
      22. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Reader Recommendations

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    Links:
      23. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      24. http://goo.gl/rIWgs
      25. http://twitter.com/lecreative
      26. http://twitter.com/lecreative
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Video of the Day

[29]Reinventing The Toilet
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/reinventing-toilet

From the Gates Foundation. File under: Things you probably don't want to
  think about, but somebody should [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Cornel West, on the presidency
    Links:
      31. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/talk-cornel-west.html?src=tptw

"Be a thermostat, not a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of
    opinion; a thermometer just reflects it"

[32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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