The Daughter Test.
Steven Levitt of Freakonomics decides he's ok with the government restricting things if they're something he wouldn't want his (extremely cute) daughter to do. Kevin Drum responds
. Ross Douthat responds
are squicked. [more inside]
, senior editor of The Atlantic
and co-author of Grand New Party
[nyt review], has been chosen as a new opinion columnist
for the New York Times, replacing William Kristol and joining David Brooks as one of the paper's conservative voices.