Monthly Archive: April 2009

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quote for the evening

“The notion that differences of opinion between the Catholic church and U.S. law will somehow render Catholic judicial nominees unconfirmable is demonstrably ludicrous. In addition to opposing gay marriage, the Catholic church also opposes...

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Why I care about this Apple vs. PC business

So there’s this company. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called “Apple”. (I know– really non-threatening!) I don’t harbor any animus against this company, personally. At least I didn’t. But several years ago, Apple...

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quote for the morning

“Twitter is social networking for the postapocalypse, a Spartan chatsystem for survivalists suffering from a radical scarcity of face-to-face information. There’s a reason so many zombie enthusiasts tweet. But until we are legend, Twitter...

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I think…

…that before any news commentator states that waterboarding isn’t torture they should at least have to experience it first.  

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Anticipating Cuba

It’s very good news that steps are finally being taken to ease relations with Cuba.  So far, Obama’s efforts to normalize American/Cuban relations have not gone nearly far enough, but I understand the need...

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(Don’t) Stop the ACLU!

Say what you will about the ACLU, but they’re pretty darn consistent when it comes to opposing unwarranted government surveillance.

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great powerings

“I think if you let journalists become your grand strategists, you are gonna go straight to hell.” –Thomas PM Barnett — Br. Scott and I are embarking on a series of posts digesting (better...

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Hypocrites invoking libertarian arguments are still hypocrites

Via Kipesquire (I couldn’t have said it better myself): The “victimized” Christian bigots are of course not making a thorough, comprehensive (i.e., truly libertarian) demand for full entrepreneurial freedom of contract — and its...

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On the Bounce

As far as columns designed to provoke go, Tom Ricks’ latest effort has succeeded admirably: Want to trim the federal budget and improve the military at the same time? Shut down West Point, Annapolis...

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Who was Spengler?

I can’t remember how I first found Spengler, but it was sometime in the fall of 2007 when I was tentatively trying to figure out how to run my first blog. Then as now,...

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Weekend League Round-Up!!!

We have been accused from time to time of having far too many posts many of which are far too long – and conversely, others have accused us of having far too few posts,...

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Justice claims are moral claims.

Scott makes the argument, bizarre to my ears, that the language of morality has somehow become the special property of the religious Right, and implies that the movement liberalism has neglected its inheritance of...

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Initial Thoughts on the Memos

I’ve had time to give the Bybee memo a good read, and I’ve gotten pretty far into the first Bradbury memo.  First, let me say that I think my position on the techniques stated...

Retiring from the League…

…taking up residence to the libertarian paradise that is Somalia.  I’ve had a few liberals tell me I ought to go there.  I could use a change of scenery anyway. H/T to the commenter...

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Friday Night Jukebox

Customarily, these Friday Night Jukebox posts come with some ruminations about the musician or music in question. But I’m afraid the same real-life conditions that compel me to post these videos leave me able...

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truth and consequences

“Disclosure of the techniques is likely to be met by faux outrage, and is perfectly packaged for media consumption. It will also incur the utter contempt of our enemies. Somehow, it seems unlikely that...

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Intellectual Insecurity

To follow-up briefly on the recent discussion regarding intramural conservative debate, there’s an odd tendency among certain mainstream conservatives to unduly concern themselves with enforcing intellectual orthodoxy. Case in point is this hysterical blog...

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Creating Apathy by Fighting Apathy

Scott (and, by implication, Freddie) has put together a challenging retort to my arguments that most large-scale political protests are inevitably undermined by the unpreventable introduction of irrelevant issues into the protest and are thus...

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