About the merits of Elk Grove v. Nedow, I would say briefly that 1)the standing analysis that allowed the Court to duck the issue isn't very convincing, but was probably politically prudent, 2)Thomas is clearly correct that the addition of "Under God" to the pledge is unconstitutional...

Supersize This

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I saw Supersize Me, a very fine movie, last week. One of the film's most-praised segments involves an interview with a Reason editor (Jacob Sullum, I think) wondering when it would be socially acceptable.

A Few Thoughts

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Not much time to post. A few thoughts from Colorado. 1) Running and drinking cheap red wine, when done excessively, can cause significant problems. They cause those problems much, much faster at 5,000 feet above sea level. 2) It's quite clear why so many people gain...

The range of hagiography

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Let's be frank, the Reagan worship is getting annoying. I know it'll run its course eventually, and I have to be patient. Last night I was at the gym, and Tim "I don't know when Gingrich took back Congress" Russert was blathering on about Reagan for...

Press the Meat

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The incomparable Bob Somerby notes many embarrassingly false and/or stupid comments from Tim Russert's appearance on Larry King this week, but I'd have to say that this is the best: RUSSERT: One.

In the classroom

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More or less, I'm with Rob. I make no general effort to hide my views and persuasions, although I try to avoid establishing myself as a representative of one particular.

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