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Thomas Friedman

NYT Op Ed: A Long List of Suckers Oh Thomas Friedman, your mad lib-worthy editorials are the stuff of legend. I don’t begrudge his success, but it does bother me that the guy who is arguably the most famous Op Ed writer on the Times’ staff is a pretty lousy writer, all things considered.  He’s [...]

Occupy Wall Street

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past several weeks, a group of malcontents has been camping out in the Financial District’s Zuccotti Park as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” series of public nuisances.  And by “group” I mean thousands of people, raging [...]

Capital Punishment: Troy Davis

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis is going to die.  This has been decided by the Georgia Board of Pardons, who has denied his clemency request at the last minute.  As such, he is going to be executed tomorrow by lethal injection.

Quick Hits

Obama Should Abandon Reelection Campaign Interesting idea – I don’t think Obama has any chance of being reelected.  If he is focused on a Democratic victory next year then he needs to recognize that it probably can’t involve him.  Odds of that happening are slim. Debunking the Cul-de-Sac My suburb was laid out in the [...]

The Shame of College Sports

The Shame of College Sports Excellent article by Taylor Branch discussing the NCAA’s current and historical hypocrisy with respect to the amateur status of their “student-athletes,” a term that deserves much deriding. There’s been a lot of agita lately about NCAA scandals involving money paid to student athletes, whether by boosters (such as in the [...]

When Amish Attack

State Police: 5 Amish Men Assault Girls It just makes me sick that we have these enclaves of religious zealots living amongst us, refusing to assimilate into our culture, observing only their own laws, taking up the entire shoulder on local highways with their horse and buggy-driven anachronism, assaulting our young women.  Why do we [...]