Month: December 2005

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The latest straw being grasped at by those who seek to defend the legality of the illegal will be one of the most pathetic moves in the wingnut playbook: “Bill Clinton did it too!” This seems barely worth taking the time to refute, but two quick points: Any non-hack will note, first of all, that […]

More on Gloseclose and Milyo

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On December 20, 2005

I had no idea this study has had such a long life in the blogosphere. The Continental Op, after following up on my post yesterday, read the paper (Prof. Groseclose has posted it on his website, so we

Establishment Clause Holds

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On December 20, 2005
The attempt by the Dover School Board to force their biology teachers to teach religion rather than science has been ruled unconstitutional. It’s always nice to see that there are Republican conservatives for whom the law still matters. …more from PZ. Share

Getcher Hot Links!

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On December 20, 2005

Kieran offers a taxonomy of bullshit-libertarian justifications for arbitrary executive power. The take on InstaCrocodileTears is particularly priceless: “Oh, puh-leeze. This is nothing new. It&

Google Earth vs. New Dehli

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On December 19, 2005
I had been wondering about this. In particular, I wanted to get a look at the aircraft carriers currently in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Bremerton. Sadly, the pictures of NISMF are at extremely low resolution, which is mildly odd given that I doubt Al Qaeda, China, Iran, or Russia could learn all […]

Liberal Bias

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On December 19, 2005

jedmunds at Pandagon comments on some of the apparent oddities in the UCLA study on Media Bias that has been embraced by, amongst others, our friend Jeff Goldstein. This deserves a longer post and a m

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Tasteful

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On December 19, 2005
I’m a big fan of the newly controversial Ang Lee. Although I don’t think it’s terribly well-regarded, I think The Ice Storm is a great movie. (I actually think I underrated it here; having screened them again recently, I would rank it ahead of Short Cuts and maybe Fargo.) Crouching Tiger you know about–and getting […]
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