Monthly Archives: November 2010

This Just In: Interpol Issues Warrant for Wikileaks Founder

Interpol has issued international wanted poster for the “provisional arrest” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. According to Wired: A Red Notice is kind of international wanted poster seeking the provisional arrest of a fugitive, with an eye towards extradition to the … Continue reading

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Keynes Redux

I mentioned in a comment yesterday that I’m working on an article discussing the relationship between income taxes and unemployment. Before I finish that and post it, I wanted to follow up on my previous fiscal analysis article. I got … Continue reading

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Another Election, Another Recount

It is becoming a habit. A third time, and it’ll be a tradition. Two years ago, there was a prolonged recount and legal battle over the Minnesota Senate race. This year, it is the Governor’s seat. The Senate recount was … Continue reading

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It’s Worse than You Think

Update: November 30, 10:40AM PST There’s plenty of talk about the information recently released by Wikileaks. But there’s more information there than is generally being reported. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the vulnerability of our infrastructure to cyberattacks. Do … Continue reading

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The Tweet of Cthulhu

Those of you who know me know I love me my Twitter. I am an avid twitterer (tweeter? twit?) and reader of the live feed. Among my subscriptions are @SarahPalinUSA and @daveweigel, @glenngreenwald and @larrysabato. I even follow @fivethirtyeight. So … Continue reading

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Are Republicans “Beyond Redemption?”

That’s the suggestion of John C. Danforth, a respected Republican former Senator from Missouri and Ambassador to the U.N. during the Bush administration. Senator Danforth was responding this weekend to the news reported at Red State that Senator Richard Lugar … Continue reading

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Tax Scam

(Ed Note: we continue to host guest editorials from time to time. This month’s guest op-ed is from Max Holland. “Max, aka Birdpilot, is a retired former business owner who also spent a number of years in the corporate and … Continue reading

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In My Back Yard

Terrorism has always seemed so far away from me. It always seemed like something that only happened in areas of the world riddled with political strife. But then 9/11 came and went. I remember being in a state of paranoia … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bountiful

Bountiful is a small rural community in the Kootenay region of southern British Columbia, near the town of Creston. It lies in a sleepy, peaceful, incredibly lush agricultural area, nestled in a ring of sheltering mountain peaks. Nothing much happens … Continue reading

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No Further, DeLay

Tom DeLay was convicted this week of money laundering, for violating a then hundred-year old law prohibiting corporations from giving money to candidates, whether directly or indirectly. Naturally, he considers it to be a partisan vendetta. It’s hard to imagine … Continue reading

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