December 31, 2005

Happy Hanukkah







UPDATE: Re-dated to keep the menorah at the top of the page.

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December 30, 2005

Another Year...

...Another AmSpec column casting doubt on other people's predictions.

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December 23, 2005

Shawn of the Embed

I meant to mention this earlier: Shawn Macomber's dispatches from Iraq have been great-- if you haven't been following them, catch up at his blog.

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December 15, 2005

Blogging in My Pajamas

Alert Jonathan Klein! Sara and I just got a PajamaGram-- nice and cozy, perfect for staying in on a cold and snowy afternoon. Thanks, Mom & Dad!

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December 12, 2005

Immigration Nation

My AmSpec column today deals with immigration politics in the wake of Minuteman Jim Gilchrist's showing in California last week.

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December 10, 2005

RWB, RIP

(I posted this note about R.W. Bradford at AmSpecBlog, but I thought I should put it here, too.)

The founder of Liberty, where I was an editorial intern in 2002, has died. Read the tributes by Jesse Walker and Brian Doherty, who knew Bill longer than I did.

Working at Liberty was often terrible -- Doherty's line about it being "more like being manservant to a wealthy eccentric than a journalism intern" is dead on. And I did the job very poorly, ultimately quitting midway through my internship with an email. But the long conversations with Bill were well worth the experience. He was a walking encyclopedia of the internal wranglings within the libertarian movement; he knew everybody, and had their number. (Murray Rothbard did not invent libertarianism in his living room!) I'm very, very glad to have known him, and sad to hear that he's gone. My condolences especially to his wonderful wife Kathy.

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December 09, 2005

Latest Links

(This feature will replace "Links of the Week," and will run at unpredictable intervals.)

Charles Krauthammer rails against the mishanding of the Saddam trial.

Jonah Goldberg writes on what pop culture tells us about our moral intuitions regarding torture, and elsewhere ruminates on hidden law and torture, arriving about where I am on the legal question (undecided, but leaning against McCain's position).

David Kaspar calls out the German media for downplaying the display of a "JUDEN" banner (meant as an insult) at a soccer game.

And on a lighter note, Dorkafork plays Matthew Brady in the War on Christmas.

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December 04, 2005

Kaus Kult

Mickey Kaus writes on the closing of the Spring Hill, Tennessee Saturn plant, and adds:

It is written: The Nostradamus-like "Chatterbox" predicted all this in a previous century [i.e., when Mickey Kaus wrote the Chatterbox column]. A small, colorful cult worshipping him has sprung up in Micronesia.
This is utter nonsense, and I have proof.

See? It's Easter Island, not Micronesia.

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