May 30, 2002

Not buying it: Contributing to the crusade to tell everyone what they can and cannot do with their personal computers, Internet research company Viant says that between 400,000 and 600,000 pirated feature films are downloaded every day. I don't think so. According to figures from September 2001, 54 percent of Americans surfed the Web in […]

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May 29, 2002

Want something to be ticked off about? Well, it appears as though the CEO of energy company Dynegy is being forced out -- and he's getting $40 million. Why is he being forced out? According to the New York Times: Charles L. Watson guided Dynegy from a tiny company into a member of the Fortune […]

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May 29, 2002

Sorry everyone, but apparently the new blogger publishing engine has created a problem with BlogBack, my commenting system. I've got to head off to work, but I will try to get comments back up and working tonight. *UPDATE* I did a quick check and found out the fix was rather simple, so comments are available […]

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May 29, 2002

Reading Comprehension 101: The New York Times Paul Krugman is probably my favorite foil. He is a very intelligent man, but is also, oftentimes, very unwise. But this isn't about Krugman. This is about some of his defenders -- Krugmanites. Now, not all Krugmanites suffer from this disability, but last week's Krugman piece brought two […]

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May 28, 2002

What's scarier than Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin wrapped up into one? Well, if you're a liberal, Attorney General John Ashcroft is much, much scarier. I'm ashamed I didn't catch it earlier, but last week San Diego Union-Tribune columnist James Goldsborough takes his turn at liberals' favorite whipping boy. In […]

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May 26, 2002

Barone hits a home run: U.S. News & World Report columnist Michael Barone points out that the Saudis are not friends to America, but enemies. On a related note: The recent Saudi PR campaign failed miserably. The fact that the Saudis even felt the need to run those PR brings to mind a little Shakespeare: […]

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May 25, 2002

There's a good article in the Washington Post on the situation some small Web broadcasters are facing with the increasingly greedy Recording Industry Association of America. The lengths that the RIAA goes to to prevent its customers from using something they've paid for in a legal manner is infuriating. I'm almost to the point where […]

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May 25, 2002

If you can read The New York Times' package in today's paper entitled "102 Minutes" and still have dry eyes, you're a stronger person than I am. Rescue workers did not get near them. Photographers could not record their faces. If they were seen at all, it was in glimpses at windows, nearly a quarter-mile […]

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May 25, 2002

Today's Washington Post has an article headlined: "FBI Culture Blamed for Missteps on Moussaoui." The FBI certainly deserves blame for failing to prevent the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, but I'm not sure that it's the "FBI Culture" that's completely to blame. Rowley wrote that the careers of high-ranking FBI officials have in the past […]

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May 24, 2002

National Review Online's Jay Nordlinger makes an excellent observation in today's Impromptus column. You have heard what George W. Bush said about Cuba (for a refresher, go here). Among other things, he said, ?Today, and every day for the past 43 years, [the] legacy of [Cuban] courage has been insulted by a tyrant who uses […]

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SENATOR CASSIDY: "Why doesn't the president care?"

YELLEN: "He cares very deeply."

CASSIDY: "Then where is his plan?"

YELLEN: "He stands ready to work with Congress."

CASSIDY: "That's a lie! A bipartisan group of senators have repeatedly requested to meet with him!"

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