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Entries from October 2009

Thanks for Clearing That Up!

October 4th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Instapundit points his readers to an explanation of just why it’s so “dangerous” to impute racist motives to the Tea Party protesters.  Apparently, the danger is that lazy, criminal negroes “who are looking for any sort of reason to justify their anti-social behavior will latch onto such screeds as a defense.” Instead, we learn, they […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media

Time Warp!

October 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments

Brad DeLong, in a spate of bloggy nostalgia, reposts an old reference to something I wrote back in 2005, a bit of a thumbsucker on hedonistic and preference utilitarianisms, and the pitfalls of conflating them.  I’d actually forgotten about the argument—though I soon remembered that I’d been delighted and flattered to find that it attracted […]

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Tags: General Philosophy · Personal

Weak Sauce PATRIOT Reforms Not Weak Enough for DiFi

October 1st, 2009 · 13 Comments

Well, this is more than a little dispiriting.  As Kevin Bankston of EFF recounts, this morning’s hearing to mark up Patrick Leahy’s PATRIOT renewal and reform legislation was not flush with good news.  As I outlined over at The American Prospect this morning, and in a post at Cato earlier this week, the hope was […]

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Tags: Law · Privacy and Surveillance