Author: Paul Campos

Home / (Page 285)

The Vegan Threat

By
|
In Uncategorized
|
On September 1, 2008
Glenn Greenwald is doing yeoman’s work regarding the use of state terror to quash the possibility of dissent at the RNC. Now admittedly to this point it’s what might be called “soft terror:” no one is actually being shot, for instance. Instead, people are having their doors smashed down by SWAT teams armed with ludicrous […]

Palinland

By
|
On August 31, 2008

I’m currently reading Nixonland, Rick Perlstein’s brilliant cultural history of the United States through the lens of the rise and fall and rise again of Richard Nixon (I don’t know

We Had a Dream

By
|
On August 28, 2008

It’s s a beautiful morning in Boulder, and later today I’m going to take a bus the 25 miles down the turnpike to Denver and Invesco Field, to hear Barack Obama accept his party’s nom

Joe Biden, Drug Warrior

By
|
On August 24, 2008

Radley Balko points out that Biden’s voting record on drug issues in particular and civil liberties in general is quite bad. (Edit: As a couple of commentators have noted, Biden’s overall

McCain’s Housing Crisis

By
|
On August 21, 2008

I haven’t developed any strong feelings about Obama’s VP choice, but I sort of like this guy’s style. It would have been better if he had pointed out McCain’s idea of a housing

Roe v. Kuhn

By
|
In Uncategorized
|
On August 20, 2008
One way of sorting out peoples’ politics of law is to ask them if they find Harry Blackmun’s opinion for the Court in Roe v. Wade or Flood v. Kuhn more jurisprudentially offensive. (Flood held that, in order to avoid reversing a half-century-old precedent, baseball’s reserve clause would continue to be treated as legal under […]

What’s a normal body?

By
|
On August 20, 2008

One of the strangest aspects of the moral panic over fat in our culture is the bizarre concept that having a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is “normal.” It certainly isn’t normal in the s

Old Man Look at My Life

By
|
On August 19, 2008

Cheap Abe Simpson humor aside, one issue that the media seem to be treating with extreme delicacy so far is McCain’s age. It of course is a legitimate concern, given that from a purely actuarial

It is main inner container footer text