Daily Archive: June 10, 2013

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Driving Blind: The Passing of a Literary Giant

In light of the season three finale, Kathleen Geier speculates on the politics of the show using historical analogs. John B. Judis on the administration’s constitutional-amnesia, and the difference between congressional checks and balances, and...

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On Wrigley Field and Governments vs. Corporations

Jonathan has an interesting conversation going below on the subject of the loss of privilege that occurs when governments end monopolies.  The initial conversation was actually started by Roger in the threads of another...

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Who’s Crazier: Me or Chad Ochocinco?

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson had his plea deal rejected because the presiding judge objected to him playfully swatting his attorney on his rear when asked if he was satisfied with his representation.  And I find...

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David Simon Misses the Point

The acclaimed creator of HBO’s The Wire, David Simon, is using his experience as a reporter and deep knowledge of wiretaps to set the record straight on all this ruckus over the leaks regarding the...

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Things to Hide

I have things to hide. No, I won’t tell you about them. I’m hiding them. Don’t worry. I’m not hurting. I don’t need professional help. It’s just some things about me are (1) unlikely...

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Post Game of Thrones Jukebox: Write Like the Wind

And so Game of Thrones comes to an end for another year. Instead of posting spoilers, I thought I’d commiserate with all those who are impatient to see what comes next. The wait between...

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Random Thoughts on the NSA and Metadata

There’s a part of me that’s hesitant to say anything about the NSA scandal.  It involves a lot of things that I’m not clear about, such as how you comb through the data without...

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