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Some of you may have noticed that Windypundit was unavailable for parts of Saturday. It turns out that my hosting provider migrated Windypundit to a new server sometime in the last week or so. Normally, they’d also change the entries in the nameserver, which is the server that provides the link between the “” domain name […]

Met Some Nice Folks Today

I stopped by the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Chicago after the InsideCounsel Superconference today and finally met the man, Scott Greenfield, who’s a lot friendlier in person than you might think. The young lady with him is Chicago Twitter sensation Amy Derby. That’s probably not how she’d like to be introduced, but I don’t know […]

An Explanation From Nick Gillespie

I seem to have developed a talent for offending people at Reason magazine. I think I might have annoyed Radley Balko with this post from last year, and now I think I can add Nick Gillespie to the list. In my previous post, I was a little peeved at Reason for not producing a better article […]

What’s Up With Reason and Mohammed?

What the hell? As you probably know, today is Everybody Draw Mohammed day. In case you’re wondering, I’m not participating. Mostly because I couldn’t think of anything clever to draw. And you probably wouldn’t have recognized it if I tried. In case you haven’t noticed, Windypundit doesn’t have a cartoon section. There’s a reason for […]

So Long Mary Beth

Heh. Looks like Mary Beth Buchanan lost her primary bid in Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District. It was a 67 to 33 percent blow-out in favor of her opponent, Keith Rothfus. I don’t know anything about Rothfus, but Buchanan is a reprehensible human being: Buchanan promoted her eight years as Western Pennsylvania’s top federal prosecutor even though […]

Restore Stephen Baldwin? WTF?

I thought this was a joke, but it looks like they’re serious. This just might be the dumbest idea on the internet. Stephen Baldwin of the famous “Baldwin Brothers” Hollywood clan is a veteran actor who has starred in over 60 films and TV shows. He is no stranger to the Hollywood life of glitz, […]

Illegal Immigration and the Criminal Enterprise

In my previous post about illegal immigration, I asserted that, What illegal immigration amounts to is taking your turn when you’re not supposed to. It’s the moral equivalent of fishing without a permit, or running a red light when there’s no other traffic. That brought the following response from commenter “mahtso”: “Arizona is the busiest entry […]

So What If It’s Illegal?

A couple of years ago, I wrote about an immigration analogy I read on another site. I don’t want to repeat the whole thing, but here’s the key part I didn’t like: Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let’s say I break into your house. Let’s say that when […]

The Rational Optimist

This is an ad for a book, but it’s also pretty much my take on the human condition. Despite all the complaining on this blog, I really am something of an optimist.