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Should I Be the Judge of That?

Remember when I signed up as a Republican so I could vote for Ron Paul in the Illinois primary? Apparently Republicans are very rare in this town. So rare, in fact, that I’ve received a letter from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners asking me to apply to be an election judge representing the Republican […]

Photos By Jim Jurica

As I’ve mentioned, I’m in the process of porting Windypundit to the WordPress blogging engine, and I’m going to need a new site design since this template is specific to Movable Type. I’m using this opportunity to do a redesign. I’ve chosen a new photo for the header, and I’m using it to select colors for […]

TSA Metastasis Continues Unabated

The TSA is well-know for annoying air travelers, but I’ve been worried for a while about the TSA’s attempts to branch out to annoy people using other modes of transportation. As it turns out, I wasn’t imaginative enough: After all, why should the Transporation Security Agency limit their activities to annoying only people who are […]

Preckwinkle Damns a Drug Warrior to Hell

I don’t know much about Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, but as reported by Monique Garcia and Hal Dardick in the Chicago Tribune, here’s a sentiment that you won’t hear from too many politicians: CHAMPAIGN — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday said former President Ronald Reagan deserves “a special place in […]

A Libertarian Telling the Right Where They Go Wrong

Over at The Agitator guest blogger Jason Kuznicki has a post explaining how the right wing gets freedom wrong. I think he explains it very well, but that didn’t stop me from writing some commentary on Kuznicki points over at Nobody’s Business.

Court Says It’s OK to Track Cell Phones Without a Warrant

Over at a public defender, Gideon is talking about a disturbing new ruling from the 6th Circuit: Law enforcement and cops have been using cell tower data to pinpoint the location of a cell phone (and by extension its user) for a few years now, but this was mostly done post-hoc, to prove that a particular individual […]

Scott Andringa Won’t Be a Judge After All

So here’s a bit of good news: In the race to succeed longtime Pinellas County Judge Henry Andringa, Cathy McKyton defeated Scott Andringa. Scott Andringa is Henry Andringa’s son. I don’t know anything about Cathy McKyton, except that Brian Tannebaum supported her, which means she probably isn’t a complete tool. On the other hand, I […]

Anybody Willing To Do a Little Testing?

I’ve been working on moving this blog over to the WordPress blogging engine. I’ll write some more about it, but basically I’ve written a one-off program that loads the blog from the Movable Type database and generates a file I can import into WordPress. It makes sure the links track, cleans up some bad HTML, and […]

A Death That Rings a Bell

So here’s a disturbing story about a death in police custody: The FBI said Thursday it will join the police investigation into the death of Chavis Carter, the 21-year-old man shot in the head while handcuffed in the back of a police car in Jonesboro, Ark. The investigation comes amid lingering questions over who pulled […]