These are the things I've written that are tagged "politics"

Cargo Collective’s 4th Amendment Wear

26 November 2010

The 4th Amendment printed in metallic ink on shirts, underwear, and socks, to make your TSA encounters more interesting. Just to refresh your memory, the full text of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, […]

Congress To Create Internet Blacklist THIS WEEK

27 September 2010

Demand Progress: Just the other day, President Obama urged other countries to stop censoring the Internet. But now the United States Congress is trying to censor the Internet here at home. A new bill being debated this week would have the Attorney General create an Internet blacklist of sites that US Internet providers would be […]

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Relaunches as NYT Blog

25 August 2010

A great pickup for the NYT, and makes a lot of sense for Silver, too. If you’re not familiar with FiveThirtyEight, it is the work of statistician Nate Silver doing his mathamagic on US Politics. He modeled the 2008 US election nearly perfectly. Do yourself a favor and read his introduction post.

Fighting Terror With Freedom

25 August 2010

Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has given a second incredibly-well-written speech in support of the so-called “Ground-Zero Moqsue,” which manages to have some lovely pull-quotes such as: But if we say that a mosque and community center should not be built near the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, we would compromise […]

Confessions of a Tea Party Casualty

06 August 2010

A profile from Mother Jones about a right-wing member of the House who lost his re-election bid for being too sane. “They were upset with me,” Inglis recalls. “They are all Glenn Beck watchers.” About 90 minutes into the meeting, as he remembers it, “They say, ‘Bob, what don’t you get? Barack Obama is a […]

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