NY Times Letters to the Editor:
SF New Mexican:
The Valles Caldera moves to bureaucracy.
Los Alamos Monitor:
By my friend, Roger Snodgrass: Hans Bethe’s legacy still sparkles.
I linked this a long, long time ago,
but thought someone might find it handy, once again. PawSense. Keep your cat from destroying the work on your computer.
Rest in peace, Tom Robinson.
We Are Not Sheep
goes Downwardly Mobile.
Busy as can be.
In the Garden of Armageddon. “Literally buried for 12 years, some of Saddam’s hoard of nuclear knowledge got out because of the U.S. government, not in spite of it.”
Kill or cure for the drug business? A tragic example of the failures of pure capitalism. In this case, bad behavior indicates the need for regulation ... regulation that also must come at our expense.
Rival child lamas grow up and into political storm. I would make the requisite comment about the separation of church and state, but ... the current Dalai Lama seems to have thought of a remedy.
A slew of new announcements from Canon.
The American Prospect:
Their war, too. Selling the war by pundit. I don’t necessarily buy it, but it’s interesting to read.
Garth Brooks only at Wal-Mart? A sure sign of challenged marketability.
Oxford to turn away child prodigies. “We have been pushed to consider it, not because of concerns about whether it is psychologically healthy for children to study here, but because of child protection laws which have come into play this year for the first time.”
The American Conservative:
Defining Conservatism Down. “As the Right’s popularity has grown, its intellectual challenge to the Left has diminished.”
NY Times Editorial, Letters to the Public Editor:
Other Voices: Advice for The Times About Using Freelancers. “As a longtime stringer in San Diego, I was recently informed by The Times that the hourly rate had gone up from $15 to $20 - or what Time magazine was paying 10 years ago. It’s embarrassing to bill The Times for two or three hours’ work, and I often just blow it off rather than take the trouble.”
Two thoughts. One, no wonder weblogging is getting so popular with journalists. Two, noone pays for quality anymore. When the nation’s university publishing houses went freelance with their editing (due to economic pressures), the consistency and quality went down sharply.
NY Times Editorial Op-Ed Contributor:
NY Times, Business:
NY Times, NY Region:
Republican senator calls for talks with Iran. “Oh come on now. First of all, where are we going to get the troops? Who’s going to go with us? Where are our partners going to be with Iran?” Priceless.