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Roy Edroso points us to Field of Schemes, which seems like a great resource indeed. My favorite response in the post-mortems of the west side stadium project were Chris Russo’s argument that it’s a great idea because there are hotels midtown that there aren’t around the other New York stadia. Let’s think this through for […]

Gonzales v. Raich

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On June 8, 2005

Having finally read it, I definitely think that the Supreme Court was correct to uphold the application of the Controlled Substances Act to medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich, which was announced

If Only. . .

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On June 7, 2005

God, I wish I had known Dave Noon while I was still in grad school. Here is an excerpt from his dissertation acknowledgements: A few years back, the notion of starting (to say less of completing) this

Daydream Believing

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On June 7, 2005
Glenn Reynolds plays dumb: So why didn’t [Kerry] release [his military records] earlier, given that this issue was extremely damaging to his campaign, and could have been easily addressed then — when it would have made a difference — instead of now, when no one cares except political obsessives and snarky bloggers? Kos, alas, plays […]

You Got The Silver

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On June 6, 2005
Nice to come back and see that Sheldon Silver has killed the harebrained West Side Stadium scheme of Mayor Richie Rich and his dog Dollar [(c)Alicublog]. Even for state-funded stadium boondoggles, a mutli-billion dollar football stadium in Manhattan is a remarkably bad idea. I mean, the arguments about economic benefits brought about by such things […]

We’re Back

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On June 6, 2005

We have successfully returned from Las Vegas. More details to come later, I’m sure. Once again, let me thank our guest bloggers, Matt Duss of What is the War, Erik Loomis of Alterdestiny, and Io

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Everything old is new again

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On June 5, 2005
Isn’t it wonderful when new technology can revive a classic? Some things never go out of style… (via Have Opinion, Will Travel) Update: A commenter notes that this is actually a hoax. Okay, well, at least an appellate judge was also taken in, so I don’t have to feel quite so silly…

30s Movies

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On June 5, 2005

I wonder if the Production Code was the worst thing to ever happen to Hollywood movies. I love silents and the early sound films as much for the glimpse they give into life at the time as for the movi

Compare and Contrast

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On June 5, 2005

Here’s one take: U.S., Iraqi Forces Find Huge Bunker Network U.S. and Iraqi forces searching Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Saturday uncovered a network of bunkers hidden in a vast un

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