May 24, 2007
Journalists and science

Journalists get math wrong -- a lot. I used to joke a lot that I was probably the only journalist in the world who had taken multi-variable calculus. Then I found out that's James Taranto had too. (For the record: It's been nearly 16 years since I took the course. I passed, with a […]

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May 24, 2007
Earmark reform

One of the other things Democrats promised in 2006 was greater disclosure and curbing of runaway earmarks -- a practice created by the Democrats, but turned into a streamlined machine by the Republicans. (Do you think this paragraph will get metaphor alert treatment from Well, Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.), has decided to add a […]

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May 24, 2007
Congressional ethics ... *snicker*

The House passed "lobbying reform" tonight. Chief among the reforms is a measure that requires lobbyists to disclose how much money they solicit from friends and business associates on behalf of a candidate. The so-called “bundling” bill was steeply resisted by pro-business Democrats and minority members who worried it would discourage lobbyists from helping to […]

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To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes.

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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