The death of the California initiative process

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The Supreme Court handed down two decisions earlier today on the gay marriage issue. The first struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as being enacted solely because President Bill Clinton, who signed the legislation into law, hates gay people. The second decision was to sidestep ruling on California’s Prop. 8, which stated that marriage […]

Open letter to Microsoft re: Xbox One

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For those who come here for politics, sorry, but this one is videogame related. Originally posted at When I saw Microsoft’s announcement of “no rentals, you can lend a game to a friend only once, no private party transfers” I thought surely the only reason they’re doing this is because Sony’s worked out a […]

The lame defenses of the IRS

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Over the past week or so, some of the more devoted (and blinkered) supporters of the IRS have tried to make the case that the agency’s targeting of conservative and tea party groups was all a big mistake and anyway, it’s the GOP’s fault. The latest example of this is the Brookings Institution’s  Henry J. […]