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Opposite Day!

This sounds fun -- take a day to write a blog post or two defending positions I disagree with. I'd be interested in nominations from commenters.

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"A Portrait of Brilliance: Isiah Thomas, the greatest GM in the league"

Posted by: max | Mar 15, 2006 3:57:51 PM

Gilbert Arenas: seriously overrated.

Posted by: Alexander "Benjamins" Hamilton | Mar 15, 2006 4:00:51 PM

Professional sports are a boring waste of time to anyone who has progressed past the maturity of an early adolescent.

Posted by: JR | Mar 15, 2006 4:25:39 PM

Write a speech for the President touting his Medicare prescription drug plan!

Posted by: tom | Mar 15, 2006 4:53:44 PM

gun control? libertarianism? the superiority of non-Canadian indie rock bands?

Posted by: tom | Mar 15, 2006 5:10:30 PM

why Windows is better than Macs

Posted by: flippantangel | Mar 15, 2006 5:13:14 PM

To be a good feminist, all one needs to advocate is that women be given the same opportunities and choices as men; if women make choices that tend to perpetuate inequality, that is of no concern of ours.

(I would say something difficult like: we ought to keep our troops in Iraq for [some period of time longer than, say, Murtha or Kerry want], but I don't think we can ask anyone to go TOO far out of their comfort zone!)

Posted by: Al | Mar 15, 2006 5:17:00 PM

BTW, Max, that's impossible - even a Harvard grad couldn't defend that. (Although we know Petey thinks he could give it a shot!)

Posted by: Al | Mar 15, 2006 5:21:25 PM

At Tapped: How a committment to environmentalism is essential to have a Dem win the presidency.

At TPM Cafe: Why feminism is about choice, not equality.

At Typepad: Why Yale is better than Harvard.

Posted by: Ikram | Mar 15, 2006 6:42:29 PM

Music hit its zenith in the late sixties (rock)or late 70s (post-punk), and has been on an objective decline since.

Posted by: dan | Mar 15, 2006 6:54:32 PM

Why snark is bad for America.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Mar 15, 2006 7:05:30 PM

It is a good idea to evaluate art solely on the basis of whether or not it explitly supports or opposes one's political commitments, and aesthetics are utterly irrelevant.

Jimmy Carter, is in fact, a traitor, and it is perefectly reasonable to say so. Also, having Michael Moore sitting next to Carter committs Carter, the Democratic party generally, and John Kerry, to every position Moor has ever mentioned vaguely supporting.

It is wholly improper for the government to attempt a remedy of economic inequality (or some proper subset thereof).

Posted by: washerdreyer | Mar 15, 2006 7:15:43 PM

William F. Buckley is mad sexy.

Posted by: Minipundit | Mar 15, 2006 7:21:25 PM

God, I hope that suggestion doesn't get taken out of context someday. But it probably will. Oh, the wonders of the internet…

Posted by: Minipundit | Mar 15, 2006 7:22:35 PM

Belle Waring caused quite a stir when she attacked same-sex marriage.

Posted by: Julian Elson | Mar 15, 2006 7:32:28 PM

John Rawls: Teh Ghey

(250 words or less)

Posted by: spacetoast | Mar 15, 2006 7:34:32 PM

"Spelling and grammar are the primary tells of a good mind."

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Mar 15, 2006 8:03:07 PM

Why college basketball is a far superior spectator sport than NBA basketball.

Posted by: fnook | Mar 15, 2006 8:32:05 PM

Why the health insurance crisis should be solved by eliminating health insurance in favor of "health savings accounts".

Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Mar 15, 2006 8:39:59 PM

Voucher programs for private/charter schools?

Posted by: The Other Matt | Mar 15, 2006 9:04:23 PM

Abject Evil: It's not really so bad.

Posted by: ratatouille | Mar 15, 2006 9:12:19 PM

Why low density building is good for cities.

Posted by: William Dipini Jr. | Mar 15, 2006 9:24:54 PM

Good idea. Saw something similar to this done over at Goofyblog once ( http://goofyblog.net/)


Posted by: Byron Hadding | Mar 15, 2006 9:29:12 PM

I (MY) love dogs and trees, and a cabin in Alaska without electricity, internet, or neighbours sounds like heaven.

You could also defend Fauvism. Wikipedia says, with the exception of Matisse, it was a short-lived movement without a legacy. That's what you get at an amateur encyclopedia.

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Mar 15, 2006 9:51:02 PM

National health care will be an unmitigated disaster.

Posted by: Dan | Mar 15, 2006 9:55:35 PM

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