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It looks like Carmen Ortiz will not live down her role in the suicide of Aaron Swartz. The fact that she’s still defending the prosecution and the legal process is another sign that she should never, ever be considered for political office. And it sounds the general consensus is that she is finished: I think […]

Metaphor!!!!

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On January 18, 2013

Oh man, this is great. Remember back, a long long time ago. There was a man. He was me. And he said he wanted Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick in the aftermath of Newtown shootings. You know who

Bad Advice

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On January 18, 2013

Jon Meacham, presidential biographer and evidently person who does not understand the presidencies he studies, offers some really bizarre advice for Barack Obama in his second term: With his second in

Why this story isn’t getting more attention, I don’t know. But Republicans are openly seeking to rig the 2016 elections. RNC Chair Reince Priebus is encouraging Republicans who control the government in Democratic-leaning states–PA, OH, WI, MI especially–to overhaul their electoral systems and end winner-take-all distribution of electoral votes. Of course Republicans completely oppose doing […]

Centralia

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On January 16, 2013

If you live a city named Centralia, I recommend moving with all due speed before something terrible happens. Exhibit A: Centralia, Washington, home of the Centralia Massacre of 1919. Exhibit B: Centra

Oshima

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On January 16, 2013
Nagisa Oshima, legendary Japanese director, RIP. Sorry that comments were closed for this post earlier, I actually just had to delete that post and start again. Or maybe I am can’t handle people talking about “In the Realm of the Senses.”

Job Growth

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On January 16, 2013

Who says that right-to-work laws doesn’t create new jobs? Look at Michigan for instance: Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is hiring an attorney to enforce the new right-to-work law who wi

Gun Control

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On January 16, 2013

President Obama is proposing quite an expansive set of gun control legislation. It’s very impressive and it’ll be interesting to see whether it can past. In a sense, this will be atest of

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