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BREAKING: Kagan Confirmation Hearing Shocker!

Has anyone ever seen SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan and comedian/actor/comic book nerd, Patton Oswalt, in the same room together? I’m just saying…

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Signs of the Apocalypse

It’s been a weird day. First the U.S. eked out a victory in the World Cup match against Algeria in the 91st minute, promoting the team into the knockout rounds, then Burlington was hit by and earthquake and President Obama fired the commander of military forces in Afghanistan over a Rolling Stone article. Meanwhile, the [...]

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A Little Perspective

Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent environmental disaster, President Obama understandably enforced a moratorium on new deep water oil rigs until we can find out why this one failed and, ideally, how we can deal with the situation a little better should it ever happen again. Yesterday, federal judge Martin Feldman imposed an injunction [...]

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Blogger.

Long time readers of this blog may have noticed a certain… lag in the posting frequency around here. I could trot out the usual excuses of my relative hectic schedule and demanding lifestyle, but the truth is, my Internet habits have changed in the last couple of years. Some time ago I switched my work [...]

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