Month: January 27, 2010

Jan 27,2010

"U.N. Me" hits the road

There was a very interesting piece over at Big Hollywood about film festival life by Ami Horowitz, the director of U.N. Me, which is a documentary about the “incompetence and...

Jan 26,2010

Wow, that was dumb

I’ll second Megan McArdle’s thoughts on James O’Keefe’s arrest for trying to bug the office of a Senator and taping it on his cell phone camera: James O’Keefe, the guy...

Jan 26,2010

A spending freeze, eh?

So, I think that we have to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt on this whole “spending freeze” gambit. Perhaps he legitimately does want to save his party’s...

Jan 26,2010

Paul Shirley on Haiti; paging Tyler Cowen

Paul Shirley, a guy I’ve defended before for taking a contrarian point of view, takes a point of view so contrarian I don’t think even Slate would publish it. He...

Jan 26,2010

Stanley Kubrick over the years

That great Stanley Kubrick conspiracy theory stirred up a few old arguments I’ve had with people about the great director, arguments that are too complicated to settle in 140 characters...

Jan 25,2010

A little more on Citizens United

My esteemed coblogger Mr. Adesnik takes issue with my description of opposition to the ruling as “unfathomable.” I have to say, the quotes he pulls from Kevin Drum, along with...