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Plagued by Before Sunrise

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On June 5, 2004

The Stranger, an alternative weekly here in Seattle, is the best source for local news I’m aware of. It certainly beats the other weekly and both dailies. Perhaps there are better sources, but I

Turn on the News

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On June 5, 2004
According to Prof. Reynolds: WHILE I WENT OUT TO GET FROZEN YOGURT, the InstaWife watched CBS news. She pronounced it “one long commercial for the Democrats.” Needless to say, no examples of this supposed egregious bias were proffered. And since the InstaWife feels that whether the InstaWealthy can afford new InstaGrills is a valid way of […]

Plagiarism

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On June 4, 2004
Via Crooked Timber I learn of a plagiarist suing a university for not explaining to him that plagiarism is wrong. His defense seems to be that since he wasn’t caught early in his illustrious career as a plagiarist, the university was negligent. It’s rather instructive to think through this particular line of defense in various other […]

Oil and Energy

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On June 4, 2004

Kevin Drum with an excellent post on Oil. Upshot: Prices are going up. Fluctuations aside, they’re not going back down. Depending on who you ask, production has peaked in the last few years, or

Canada-related stuff

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On June 4, 2004
Now that’s a game. Why this country prefers the dreary postseason of the NBA is beyond me. I’m also grateful to Sports Illustrated for confidently declaring that a Tampa Bay victory was inevitable, hence guaranteeing victory for the forces of justice and truth. To make things slightly more relevant, while watching my beloved Flames I saw […]

From the gambling community

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On June 3, 2004

I should make clear that I don’t consider those who gamble on political events to have any special insights, as dsquared at crooked timber has demonstrated. In general the numbers in the Iowa ma

The House

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On June 3, 2004

Everyone’s all over poll numbers for the Presidential election, and everyone’s watching the Senate pretty closely as well. (Speaking of which, there is a nice and very flattering profile

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