I’m not surprised because it’s happened before. The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its annual awards last Saturday. As a member, I get to vote and, again, not a single book I voted for is on the list. Moreover, I haven’t read any of them. Once again, can you spell […]
Defamation suit over a Tweet dismissed because much of Twitter is “pointless babble.” Personally, I think courts could take judicial notice of that.
Jurors in a murder trial in Winnipeg, Manitoba, were sent home early “after the star witness . . . couldn’t stop vomiting while under cross-examination.” (Via.)
Gotta agree with this: “I didn’t […]
Activist and historian Howard Zinn, best known for his A People’s History of the United States, has died at age 87.
As leftist activists go, Zinn may have generated as much hatred as Noam Chomsky. Yet his People’s History is an essential and important work. Zinn looks at the history of the U.S. from the […]
There’s been tons of commentary on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Supreme Court said the government can’t restrict corporations from spending money to support or oppose individual candidates in elections. Yet there’s been meager discussion on one issue the decision raises — judicial activism.
For years we’ve heard the GOP rallying […]
Blog Headline of the Week
Batman Says He Wasn’t Robbin’
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
Too Terrible To Be True? (Here’s the magazine article that sparked the linked article.) (Via.)
The Double-Edged Sword of Online Free Speech
A short history of radio messages to ET
Two English professors conclude that […]