October 4th, 2012

News

Pegomastax africanus, one-child policy, and fighting words

THURSDAY FIVE:
* Oh, wow. The long-term consequences of China's one-child policy.
* In case you missed it, Republican voter ID measures are getting shut down all over the place.
* On Israel, Iran, and threat projection.
* "A bizarre dinosaur had vampire-like fangs, a parrot beak and porcupine bristles."
* "But actually all dictionaries are in the business of describing the language as it is. What really changes is the conception of the language itself."