The Nightstand (Dec 16th)

FYI– all posts relevant to the “Wear Pants to (LDS) Church” Day will show up in the subsequent edition of The Nightstand in order to capture all the post mortems.

The Newtown Tragedy and Guns

Ten Arguments Gun Advocates Make, and Why They’re Wrong (Paul Waldman, TAPPED)

Newtown and the Madness of Guns (Adam Gopnik, New Yorker)

The gun control that works: no guns (Lexington, The Economist)

All Eternity Shakes: Mormonism’s Weeping God (Jacob, By Common Consent)– A Mormon take on Newtown, suffering and the problem of evil

Foreign Affairs

Hedge Funds Stride the Stage of World Affairs (Peter Eavis, Dealbook-NYT)

Zero Dark Thirty: CIA hagiography, pernicious propaganda (Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian)

Washington’s plan to derail the Arab Spring (Editorial, Socialist Worker)


The Wise Man Doubts Often, and Changes His Mind (Nathaniel Givens, Times & Seasons)

Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow (William Saletan, Slate)

A Queer(er) Mormonism (Xarissa Holdaway, Peculiar People)


How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society (Judith Shulevitz, The New Republic)


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