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The Symbolism of Batman and Where We Put Our Faith

(Spoilers: This post will be rife with them. Do not read unless you’ve already seen the movie or couldn’t care less about the story. And, borrowed from Jaybird because he already covered all the bases: “Since we’ll have spoilers after the cut, I imagine we’ll also discuss spoilers in the comments. I’d ask that we…

The bureaucratic mindset

Matthew Yglesias has already poked fun at this interview with the new head of DC’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, but the entire exchange really has to be read to be believed. It’s not that Nicholas Majett is a bad guy, or particularly stupid, or indifferent to the community he’s working for. He self-consciously…