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Lessig concedes

Larry Lessig’s decision not to run for Congress against Jackie Speier proves one thing, at least: the man is not a total fool. I applaud him for not wasting the public’s time with a quixotic campaign. Speier will make a … Continue reading

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Larry Lessig for Congress?

The Larry Lessig for Congress movement is gathering steam, and the Professor himself is showing all the signs of running: Former colleague John Palfrey, of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, launched a “Draft Lessig for Congress” Facebook group, … Continue reading

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Not Impressed By Barack Obama

Seth Finkelstein explains it all: I am not impressed by Barack Obama. Yes, he makes nice speeches. Yes, he’s anti-war. That’s great. I don’t hate him. He’s a good guy for a Presidential candidate. However, I feel no great inspiration, … Continue reading

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Super-Duper Tuesday

It seems to have turned out well for McCain, and not so well for the others. I’d like to see a Clinton-McCain contest in November, because it would be more a contest of ideas than of emotion. I may not … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality Loses New Hampshire

Matt Stoller, the most intense of the pro-regulation, net neutrality advocates, crowed after the un-democratic Iowa caucus. Net Neutrality Wins Iowa: Right now the telecom lobbyists that control the Republican Party and the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party should … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Primary Results

Get your red-hot 2008 Presidential Election returns right here. With 12% counted, Hillary and McCain are doing well, but Vermin Supreme has five votes. UPDATE: AP has declared McCain the winner. UPDATE: With 42% counted, Hillary has a slight lead, … Continue reading

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Obama Desperate

In a desperate attempt to find an issue that might excite Democratic primary voters enough to overlook his youth and inexperience, Obama pledges Net Neutrality, Ewok Safety (The Register) Asked whether he’d “re-instate Net Neutrality” as “the Law of the … Continue reading

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Speaking of Craig and sex scandals

Barney Frank puts the latest Republican gay sex scandal in perspective, urging the Larry Craig character not to resign: “What he did, it’s hypocritical, but it’s not an abuse of his office in the sense that he was taking money … Continue reading

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Frum gets the Rove thing

David Frum isn’t one of my favorite people, or even one of my favorite Republicans, but he understands Karl Rove better than anyone: Mr. Rove often reminded me of a miner extracting the last nuggets from an exhausted seam. His … Continue reading

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Takes one to know one

I hereby condemn Ann Coulter for calling John Edwards a faggot and join man-of-reason Howard Dean in demanding universal public shaming. The transvestite Coulter insulted faggots everywhere by placing Edwards in their company, and there’s no excuse for that. Send … Continue reading

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