Month: June 11, 2006

Jun 11,2006

The lesson of California-50

Are Democrats upset about being out of power? On Friday, C-SPAN viewers of the Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas were treated to this rambling, 58-second question from a young...

Jun 11,2006

Celebrity classical

The Three Tenors are “the dominant symbol of American classical music.” Or so Joseph Horowitz wrote in his recent magisterial book, Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise...

Jun 04,2006

The Dutch disease

One might say that the modern history of Holland is the history of Europe, writ small.

Jun 04,2006

Electronic voting is for the birds

We've grown accustomed to assuming that computerized devices are always better than older technologies. That's true of most devices, but it's probably not true of voting machines. When it comes...

Jun 04,2006

Google bias

On a daily basis, most of us visit Google more often than the water cooler, bathroom, and break room combined. “Visit” is, of course, a figure of speech. It’s sometimes...