Better Than…
Jun27

Better Than…

David Post describes why one watches even the games that are “already over”: So it is absolutely true: if you’re losing a soccer game 2-0 with 10 minutes to go, you have a mighty slim chance of winning, and you are almost certainly going to be walking out of the stadium depressed and disappointed. But . . . it does happen. Teams do come back. And if this is the game in which it happens, you will never, ever, forget...

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Getting Out of the Mud
Jun27

Getting Out of the Mud

Republicans have turned gutter politics into an art form. That doesn’t mean it will help Democrats if they try it.

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Upholding the Flag
Jun27

Upholding the Flag

I wrote the following letters to my Senators, Mark Dayton and Norm Coleman. Both are considered to be supporters of the flag desecration amendment (though Dayton may be on the fence). Dear Senator Coleman, We live in trying times. In world beset by instability, worried by economic insecurity, and threatened daily by the scourge of terrorism, it is easy to overlook some of the most important aspects of America and American ideals in...

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Why I Love Al Gore
Jun24

Why I Love Al Gore

Plenty of people manage to support him (a slight plurality of the country, if I recall). But few really are inspired by him. Count me among the few.

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Black Profs
Jun24

Black Profs

Two interesting affirmative action posts over at BlackProf. The first has to do with the upcoming supreme court cases which will test diversity programs in the K-12 system. It seems like a very similar question to what was already resolved in Gratz and Grutter v. Bollinger, but the Court has lost one (barely) pro-AA member (O’Connor) and gained one who is almost definitely against it (Aliton). That could flip the 5-4. The second...

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Futurama Is Back
Jun23

Futurama Is Back

Via Shakespeare’s Sister, 13 new episodes, slated to run on Comedy Central starting in 2008. In my humble opinion, Futurama is even better than Family Guy. Count me as extremely excited.

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Stirring Defense of Atheist Rights
Jun23

Stirring Defense of Atheist Rights

From Alabama. In 1931. A very pleasant surprise. Roy Moore could learn from his ancestors.

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Original Sin
Jun22

Original Sin

If TMV counts any judicial originalists among its number, I have a question for y’all: Originalists seem to hate it when American courts cite to foreign sources of law (aside from English common law). But there is a long history of such citation, dating back to the founding era. Isn’t this a paradox? How to originalists justify this seeming break with their own...

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You Gotta Keep ‘em Separated
Jun21

You Gotta Keep ‘em Separated

Criminal sanction and moral outrage. And not completely out of reach from each other. Just…a bit of breathing room.

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UPDATED & MOVED UP: Our Missing Soldiers Have Been Found (In Pieces)
Jun20

UPDATED & MOVED UP: Our Missing Soldiers Have Been Found (In Pieces)

Washington Post: Two Missing U.S. Soldiers Found Dead BAGHDAD, July 20–Two U.S. soldiers missing since an attack on a checkpoint last week have been found dead near a power plant in Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad, according to an Iraqi defense official. Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Muhammed-Jassim, head of operations at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, said the soldiers had been “barbarically” killed and that there were traces of...

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That one slipped by me too
Jun20

That one slipped by me too

Ann Althouse comments on Norway’s new “biodiversity freezer”: So it will protect us in the event of “climate change,” and it will always be frozen “due to permafrost”? Oops.

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Wide World of Sports
Jun20

Wide World of Sports

On the one hand: The NHL shows why it hosts the most exciting game on earth with tonight’s grueling Game 7 win by Carolina. On the other hand: Ghana–whose star defender showed a rare moment of solidarity with Israel by waving their flag after a goal–apologizes under Arab pressure. As usual, any acknowledgment of Israel’s existence is “offensive” to some people. Paradoxically, their opinions to this...

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Go Ghana!
Jun18

Go Ghana!

I don’t care that they’re playing the US. I want to see them in the round of 16–and their Israeli flag too.

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I Didn’t Break It, Why Should I Fix It?
Jun18

I Didn’t Break It, Why Should I Fix It?

Cleaning Up The Kitchen: Responsibility for the Non-Responsible.

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Historical Tragedy And Contemporary Problems
Jun17

Historical Tragedy And Contemporary Problems

When is it okay to bring up historical wrongs?

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Drop Off
Jun17

Drop Off

In a post entitled “Dishonoring Our Country,” Hilzoy tells of a set of former Gitmo detainees, held long after America autorities admitted their innocent, unable to return to their home country because they will likely be tortured or killed, who we refused admission to our own border (the least we could do after putting them in a lawless prison for no apparent reason and holding them after their innocence was established)...

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Orignal Recipe, Or Extra Crispy?
Jun16

Orignal Recipe, Or Extra Crispy?

A few comments on the strange fate of Scalia’s beloved originalism in the 4th amendment case Justin so eloquently decried below.

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The Debate Link Turns Two
Jun16

The Debate Link Turns Two

I feel like that’s a pretty solid run in the blog world (of course, if two makes me a veteran, Joe must be ancient). Wish it love in my blog-birthday post. And thanks for reading!

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Awkward….
Jun15

Awkward….

President Bush should be more careful asking why certain reporters are wearing sunglasses.

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First Day of Work
Jun14

First Day of Work

Means no real posts from me, only a roundup. Eat well.

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