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This is purely second-hand, but someone I know very well and trust completely is fairly tight with Stephen Breyer, and tells me that Breyer is very seriously considering announcing his retirement before the end of the current SCOTUS term, possibly even in the next few weeks. (This person gave me their permission to post this). […]

Money for nothing

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On January 17, 2022

This is a post about one striking example of the astounding levels of corruption, cronyism, and sheer incompetence generated by the multi-billion dollar annual business that is big time American colle

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The oldest famous people

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On January 17, 2022
Andrew Gelman raises the to me interesting question of who are the oldest famous people ever? In thinking about this, I realized I had never considered the extent to which fame itself is a complex concept. For example, we have at least a couple of important variables to take into account: (1) Cultural contingency. Someone […]
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As both eye the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, American’s most sociopathic governor is betting that Trump isn’t: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said one of his biggest regrets in office was not speaking out “much louder” in March 2020, when former President Donald Trump advised the nation to stay home to slow the fast-spreading coronavirus. DeSantis, a close ally of […]
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