Daily Archive: April 15, 2010

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Hurting the musicians.

If you like music, this is really important. The architecture of online music distribution has been amazing for the consumer. With iTunes or Pandora or eMusic, the savvy listener can get just about whatever...

36

A few data points for Jonah Goldberg

Media criticism is often the last refuge of lazy bloggers, so I’ve tried manfully to avoid chiming in on the debate over “epistemic closure” and the conservative movement. But I can resist no longer;...

6

Through Thick and Thin

I’ve been working on a post on this subject all week, but for now I’d like to recommend John Holbo’s latest post identifying two particular strains of libertarianism and how that analysis relates to...

22

The economics of magic

I am perhaps four fifths of the way through the fourth of the Malazan books – House of Chains – and there is a moment in this book in which a character muses about...

6

How Do You Say Patriot Missile in Hebrew?

Andrew Tabler has an important (if possibly a little too alarmist) piece in Foreign Policy on the current machinations of Syria, Hezbollah, and Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak sent officials in Damascus and...

11

Bum’s Rush on the Bayou

Dominique Homberger, biology professor, is one of those “tough” profs we’ve all had. She holds her students to a high standard because she says, “I believe in these students. They are capable.” What-ever, dude!...

9

You say goodbye, I say Kelo

Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring after a long and distinguished career with many applaudable decisions. But, before we all start to tear up, Lexington reminds us about his opinion in Kelo v New...