O Guantanamo

O Guantanamo

Snap judgment on the court´s ruling: this is the graf that counts: A second fact insufficiently appreciated by the dissents is the length of the disputed imprisonments, some of the

Neocons love Westerns

Like most art, film can be interpreted any which way you please. All you have to do is make the case. So I’m relatively sympathetic to James’s argument that the

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

So, last night I watched the Roman Polanski documentary on HBO. Interesting stuff. A tragic figure, clearly done an injustice by a judge not looking out for the interests of



McCain would love to see US troops stationed peacefully in Iraq for the foreseeable future. To him it does not matter when they come home. What matters is that the

Section 8 Housing

That Hanna Rosin piece I blogged about last week is on the web now. I don’t have anything new to add to my previous post, but it’s so worth your

Correlation and causality

What’s the saying? “Correlation does not imply causality”? Keep that in mind when reading nonsense like this: Women have made less progress toward gender equality in the Middle East than

How much trouble is the NBA in?

On the last day of May in 2002, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings in the sixth game of the Western Conference Finals in one of the worst

High Noon as neocon allegory

No, seriously. I’m glad Kyle Smith wrote this essay, because it’s something that has bothered me for a while but I’ve never been able to put into words. As a