Daily Archive: October 9, 2009

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Friday Night Jukebox

Here’s Beirut’s original version of “Cliquot”: And here’s a lovely cover:

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the Internet doesn’t work

So people are trying to convince me that the death of newspapers doesn’t matter because of the astonishing rise of Internet journalism. And one great advantage of Internet journalism, I’m told, is that people...

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Holes in Baucuscare

Reihan Salam points to this analysis of the shortcomings of the Baucus bill from Jim Capretta: A family with an income at twice the poverty line, or $48,000 in 2016, would get $9,072 in...

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The Peace Prize Winner Debates War

Video here.  [Still having trouble embedding MSNBC, see ps below for more details]. Richard Engel is one of the few bigger name TV correspondents on foreign policy I actually tune in for. And I...

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If It Sounds Unbelievable, It Probably Is

The other day, Will and a whole host of other bloggers linked to this Washington Times op-ed on the federalization of criminal law (which is, in fact, a big problem).  Central to the story...

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Drive!

This is pretty neat.  I think one of the coolest aspects of the green revolution will be to see all the innovations in technology.  Generating electricity simply by driving seems to have quite a...

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In a World Gone Mad…

Few can make better sense of it than Thoreau, although this commenter notes that the headline “NASA Successfully Bombs Moon” was also in the news today, and takes a pretty good stab at making...

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Turn It Down

It’s not Obama’s fault that the Nobel Committee decided to award him the 2009 Peace Prize. Really, it’s not. In fact, I almost feel bad for Obama – he probably doesn’t deserve the resentment...

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Nobel Committee gives gift to our shallow culture

As many movement conservatives enjoy expressing outrage more than they enjoy sex, eating or the company of friends and loved ones, and as the entire conservative media is devoted to expressing ever-escalating outrage and...