Month: November 24, 2008

Nov 24,2008

YouPanopticon

As the token humanities grad student here, I feel it’s my duty to post the link to a video of this conversation between Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky… then again,...

Nov 23,2008

Stroke of the Pen

Bush’s penchant for expanding executive power shows that he misunderstood the most important aspect of governmental institutions: They should be one-size-fits all. Officeholders set precedents that will be utilized not...

Nov 22,2008

Prince comes out against gay marriage

According to the New Yorker. Perez Hilton and others apparently refute the interview, but whether true or false, this is just inexplicably weird: Prince has said that he does not...

Nov 22,2008

Jackson Browne

I support Jackson Browne’s ongoing lawsuit against the McCain campaign for using his song “Running on Empty” without proper permission. Not because Jackson Browne deserves anything, but because anyone who...

Nov 22,2008

How to find what you’re looking for

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (which helped support the magazine I edited as an undergraduate) has once again released its Civics Quiz, which you can take here. First off, it’s pretty...

Nov 22,2008

Ok, fine so it’s Hillary

As Donadio has noted, it is indeed Hillary. Why? David Frum provides a succinct explanation while neatly eviscerating Bob Shrum’s cloyingly saccharine take: [B]y circulating her name, Obama makes it...