Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

Nigil Lawson at the Daily Mail First, then, what is happening? Given that nowadays pretty well every adverse development in the natural world is automatically attributed to global warming, perhaps the most surprising fact about it is that it is not, in fact, happening at all. The truth is that there has so far been […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home. A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

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davidl on April 6th, 2008

Ann Althouse notes liberal discomfort with the John McCain biography tour: Bill Scher perceives irony in McCain’s ad — which depicts his life story, including his service in Vietnam — because it is “very much about ‘I.’” Scher thinks the ad says: “Look at the heroic life that I have had. You can trust me […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

Drezner: Another day, another online article. The topic of my latest Newsweek column is whether the West — i.e., American and Europe — can still act as the global policy leader. I’m not optimistic: America and Europe face political, economic and demographic challenges to their longstanding primacy. This is a delicate moment for a power […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

I hate to say this, but I’m not all that worked up about any of Hillary Clinton’s (or any other politician’s) hypocrisy.  Hypocrisy is unbecoming, and it may even raise some question of character (although I’m not sure how exactly), but it’s really empty criticism.  On it’s own, it might make a good argument for […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

I’m still playing with newer templates. I’d kind of like to get something a bit more graphic, but the ones I like the look of take away a lot of the readability our current template has, and most of them would take far too much re-writing to be worthwhile. So, if you see some temporary […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

Well, yeah, there are a number of news sources wh0 call them “Pirates”. I’ll get to that.  Meanwhile, a report on the site of my hometown’s Channel 10: (AP) PARIS – France’s military is keeping close tabs on a French luxury yacht seized by pirates off Somalia’s coast, and officials hope to avoid using force […]

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davidl on April 6th, 2008

You may now take Mr. Heston’s firearms. Charlton Heston is dead at age 84. The Associated Press offers an ironic headline, “Oscar-winning star of ‘Ben-Hur’ was known for heroic roles:” LOS ANGELES – Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing “Ben-Hur” and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic […]

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