Some people are predicting that Palin will let out an unending stream of gaffes in response to interviews in the American media or during campaign appearances. That’s something to hope for. My prediction, however, is that the media will be politically correct and soft on her to an extreme and lob her mostly softballs, since otherwise people might just accuse them of setting her up!
Most overused language of the day: “putting someone a heartbeat away from the presidency”
A couple times in the past few days, I’ve told colleagues and friends that...– Ezra Klein
Realizations of facts lots of people probably...
The reason that the media in a lot of western countries are both at least slightly liberal (in the left-wing sense) and yet ineffective in supporting proper liberalism is that they are the politically correct kind of liberal. The kind that believes that everything and everyone are equal or should be presented as if they were - even when it’s clear that one side is wrong, lying, or...
I think my biggest encouragement to those who are scared of criticism to enter...– Danny O’Brien’s Oblomovka » Blog Archive » on being a bit of an idiot
The war in Georgia will make Russia more isolated. Worst of all, it will further...– Russia and Georgia | A scripted war | Economist.com
So, I’m pretty abruptly leaving for Budapest to attend the Sziget music/culture festival. I’ll likely extend the trip to visit Prague and/or Vienna. During packing it struck me how much my packing habits have evolved over the years. I used to spend lots of time obsessing over putting in the right stuff, as a means to channel my nervosity. Now that I’m older I just tend to throw...
The law punishes teenage boys who tie up and abuse a stray cat. So why allow...– Nicholas Kristof - A Farm Boy Reflects on Animal Rights