Month: September 2009

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Texas: Executed Innocent Man

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On September 25, 2009
Murderer Hopefully you’ve all read David Grann’s remarkable New Yorker story about Cameron Todd Willingham, an almost certainly innocent man who was executed for arson based on worthless junk science roughly on a par with astrology and the highly implausible testimony of a mentally ill jailhouse snitch. (The kindest construction you can put on the […]

Rebuilding Your Reputation

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On September 24, 2009
I just have one thing to say about the Red Dawn remake: I will not complain that it is “too wingnutty.” In fact, I’ll complain if it’s not wingnutty enough. If Barack Obama isn’t depicted as the agent of Communist domination, and ACORN his Fifth Column, then I’m walking out of the theater. Share

How delusional is Glenn Beck?

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On September 24, 2009

I realize this is only scraping midway down the barrel of Glenn Beck’s yawning madness, but for reasons I can’t adequately defend I was actually listening yesterday when he explained why h

"Revisionism"

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On September 24, 2009

Perhaps the funniest (although certainly not the most disturbing) part of Glenn Back’s racist analysis of the 14th Amendment is his claim that to interpret the clause “All persons born or

Mullen in Favor of Women on Subs

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On September 24, 2009
Tom Philpott at Defense Tech: Women should be allowed to serve aboard America‚Äôs fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for […]
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