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R.I.P. Paul Krugman’s Brain

[Update: I am relieved to note that the Google+ page referenced below below does not actually belong to Paul Krugman. It is a fake. The author offers an explanation, “hope it will enlighten many…” blah, blah, blah, but it was kind of an annoying stunt. It’s true that Krugman has said similar things in the […]

Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie

So, I got to meet these guys: That’s Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie from Reason magazine, and on Tuesday night they were at a book signing event sponsored by the Heartland Institute at Jaks Tap in Chicago to promote their new book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America. […]

Declartion of Independents – Review of Part 1

Over at Nobody’s Business, I’ve put up my review of part 1 of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. Update: And I got a mighty nice shout-out from Matt Welch at Hit & Run.

I Thought These Stupid Coupons Had Been Eliminated

In my email this morning, I got this notice about a proposed class action settlement with Verizon Wireless due to some alleged misdeads in the way they handled roaming charges. The beginning part sets the scene, but note the bits I’ve highlighted: A proposed settlement has been reached with Verizon Wireless (“Verizon Wireless”) in a […]

Sunday Song Lyrics: Candy’s Room

I few weeks ago when I was driving to the Jersey shore it only seemed appropriate to dig out the old Springsteen albums. I had ripped his Live/1975-85 3-disc set to my iPod — if you’re at all a fan of his, it’s a terrific collection — and I enjoyed cruising through the mountains and […]

Obama Sold Out

So let me see if I get this right. If I understand the new budget deal correctly, the Republicans got the spending cuts they wanted without any tax increases, and all Obama got was an increase in the debt limit large enough that it won’t need to be raised again until 2013. (I’m ignoring the […]