February 7, 2008
All the lawyers agree

I wanted to highlight this sentence in a Washington Post report that has become boilerplate in any article involving waterboarding. Independent legal experts have called the technique torture and said its use is barred by U.S. laws and treaties under all circumstances. It's missing a word at the beginning: "Some independent legal experts..." The Post's […]

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February 7, 2008
Media, politics and voting

I've repeatedly made the case that journalists would be better off if they admitted their political leanings and did their best to report fairly and objectively and let readers adjust as they see fit for the, to borrow a golf term, lie of the green. I made the case most extensively in this letter to […]

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February 7, 2008
Funny of the day

I came across this comment over at TierneyLab, the blog of New York Times libertarian science columnist John Tierney. In our modern world, computer program algorithms coordinate commercial aircraft traffic across entire continents, optimize investment strategies for billion dollar wall street portfolios and define national political poling [sic] strategies. However, it now appears that brilliant […]

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When Everytown, Giffords and others describe states like CA, NY, and NJ as having the best gun control laws in the country, but then say those gun laws are still way too weak, they are giving away their endgame. Full bans of most (if not all) of civilian owned firearms. https://twitter.com/MorosKostas/status/1526261684712615937

Konstadinos Moros@MorosKostas

Stronger gun laws? Bro this is what the organization you fund says about New York. https://twitter.com/MikeBloomberg/status/1525855697606520834

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