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Measuring the World (Book Review)

Its dust jacket declares Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Measuring the World to be “this season’s The Name of the Rose“. I find a closer affinity between the German novel (translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway) and Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Eco’s The

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Vigilante Sinking of the Skarbakk

If activism is to be effective in making commercial enterprises accountable to the law, it must not itself attempt to operate outside of the system of law. That leaves open the possibility of violations of the law, but only if the legal debt incurred as a result of those violations is paid.

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Stinky Pork Spending That's Worth It

If Tom Coburn doesn’t know about the problems caused by the immense expansion and concentration of swine in the American Midwest over the last generation, then he has been working in Washington D.C. for too long.

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Obama Wants To Keep America In Cars

It’s a shame to see President Obama pandering to the powerful political organizations at the core of Detroit’s 20th century manufacturing model, when he could be setting our nation on the course of true change into a better future.

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Gene Robinson Gets Religion Wrong at Inaugural Bleepout

Gene Robinson, just like Rick Warren, has decided to use the power of the President of the United States to try to promote his own career. Gene Robinson has bought into the corrupt and unconstitutional system of power which says that religious Americans deserve perks and privileges from the President.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?