Daily Archive: September 15, 2010

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Miranda’s Failure

A staggering new piece of research shows that in almost 20% of criminal trial convictions that DNA evidence has subsequently overturned, the prosecution was able to rely on ultimately false confessions by the accused.* ...

5

Preschool bleg

So we’re looking at preschool for our daughter – and realizing that it may be too late to enroll her in a number of programs  – but I am having trouble deciding on exactly...

10

‘A post-ideological index of good governance’

This post on good-governance countries by Scott Sumner is fascinating (via Reihan Salam). People on the left and the right may disagree with many of the particulars, but I think the overall thrust of...

3

Immigration and the economy

This data from the Pew Research Center illustrates just how connected the influx of illegal immigration into the United States is tied to the soundness of the American and global economy: The annual inflow...

3

Saul Alinsky, conservative?

There’s a lot of good stuff in Jesse Walker’s review of Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky, but here’s my favorite bit: In the early ’60s, the book reveals, Barry Goldwater contacted Alinsky and...

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Immigration & the War on Drugs

Several commenters thought I was displaying too much certainty in my immigration post yesterday. Let me first say, I think this is a reasonable reaction to that post, which didn’t go into much detail...

9

Baffling

I’d been repeatedly urged to read Dinesh D’Souza’s Forbes article about President Obama’s ideology. “It’s really weird,” I was told. I had put it off, convinced it couldn’t be all that. Well, it was....

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Forget viability. What about competence?

A quick question about the O’Donnell win in Delaware: At what point does a candidate’s personal problems or demonstrable lack of competence become a reason not to vote for them? O’Donnell really does seem...

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