Monthly Archives: November 2011

Neutrality in Thought

This article at the Volokh Conspiracy about humanitarian principles is an interesting one.  It reminded me of a discussion I had a with a friend in college about my intentions of joining the military – he made the same essential … Continue reading

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Dijkstra’s War

I’m a reformed computer science major, so I thought this article about using statistical tools and even Dijkstra’s algorithm to anaylze the drug trade was worth a read. In particular, I was interested in the use of a concept with it’s … Continue reading

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Experts Agree: Waterboarding is Torture

I was extremely saddened in the number of GOP candidates willing to advocate and even champion the use of waterboarding to get information out of terror suspects.  If you have to split hairs about what is and isn’t torture, you’re missing … Continue reading

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Nothing to say about this other than that it’s gorgeous.  Definitely worth a couple minutes of your day.

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I Heart Lincoln

A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they … Continue reading

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Turn Up the Magnet

I only watched part of the GOP debate, and “immigration magnet” must be one of those buzzwords that I’ve never heard before.  The argument goes that policies like amnesty will serve as a “magnet,” attracting more illegal aliens to the ten … Continue reading

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Majority of Americans are Overestimating Politicians

I can’t tell if it was scientifically conducted or just an internet poll, but according to this CBS/Vanity Fair poll, a majority (63%) of Americans think their past would preclude them running for office.  I don’t think this says as much … Continue reading

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