A few years ago, I remember reading a Nick Kristof column where Kristof mentioned wanting to do some simple mathematical calculation — it might have been taking a derivative — and finding no one on his floor at the Times who was able to do so. To his credit, Kristof found this troubling. It wasn’t […]
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More evidence that the Arizona immigration law is simply a principled conservative policy: Don Black is a Florida-based white supremacist who is deemed so dangerous he’s banned from the UK for inciting hatred. Arizona State Senate Majority leader Chuck Gray—a proponent of the recent immigration bill—follows him on Twitter. Also too Bobo has a strange […]
Right on cue, Michael Barone and E. J. Dionne weigh in on what lessons Americans can learn from the UK elections which have yet to happen. Barone’s lesson is that the left is fucked, everywhere, worldwide. Dionne’s is that Republicans should move to the center. What’s great about a foreign election is that you can […]
No one could have predicted: Attorney General Troy King has asked BP to cease circulating settlement agreements among south Alabamians.Alabama Attorney General Troy King said tonight that he has told representatives of BP Plc. that they should stop circulating settlement agreements among coastal Alabamians. The agreements, King said, essentially require that people give up the […]
There’s no catchy phrase like “hippie punching” or “no one could have predicted” to describe this sort of thing, but it’s definitely a staple of modern political discourse. BP Chairman Jame McKay on capping the oil spill (via Josh Green): [It’s like] performing open heart surgery at 5,000 feet in the dark with robot-controlled submarines. […]