Monthly Archives: March 2012

Until the Facts Are In

The news this week was dominated by prediction and hope. It has been a prime opportunity for SPIN. It may seem like there was lots of news, but really, there was pretty much only talk! Start with the Zimmerman / … Continue reading

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Guns Don’t Kill People, and apparently Hoodies do

The usually funny Gail Collins can’t even find anything funny about this story in her column today. She is the only one in the media who I have seen ask the obvious question; would it have happened if Zimmerman wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan’s vision of our future…

Alternet has up an excerpt from a new book by Gary Weiss called “The Horrors of an Ayn Rand World: Why We Must Fight for America’s Soul.” It’s worth reading the excerpt. What struck me most is how much Ayn … Continue reading

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Because if you don’t say it, it doesn’t exist, right?

Stories I saw this morning in the news just depressed me. Some days you really do feel like the age of empiricism is over and we are returning to the dark ages. Jonathan Turley reported the story that the New … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Thoughts

So the Supreme Court starts thinking about the Affordable Care Act today. There are plenty of legal musings about it and it will be interesting to see what happens. Paul Krugman had a brief blog post on it this morning … Continue reading

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The real divide

Creativity comes from two seemingly disparate ideas working together in a fruitful new way. Disney characters plus theme rides = Disneyland. A touch screen plus a phone = the iPhone. JP, you and I have blogged a lot about trying … Continue reading

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It’s all about the price of oil

Yes, that is the title of a great Billy Bragg song from the early days of the Iraq war, and it is still relevant. Newt keeps saying he can magically make gas cost $2.50 a gallon. Of course, those of … Continue reading

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