Weekend Edition: 1-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Torturer’s Apprentice (“… the [Bush] administration’s threshold for when an act of torture begins was the point at which the Inquisition stipulated that it must stop.”)
  • 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free (“Since 9/11, we have created the very government the framers feared: a government with sweeping and largely unchecked powers resting on the hope that they will be used wisely.”)

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Bot Comment of the Week

  • “This magnificent phrase is necessary just by the way” (entirety of January 14 comment to my post on my favorite books of 2011)

Part of me suspects that I’m a loser and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.

John Lennon, Playboy interview, September 1980

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