Archive for August 19th, 2006

The Daily Show reports on the ill effects of gay marriage

| August 19, 2006 | Reply
The Daily Show reports on the ill effects of gay marriage

This report is well worth watching, if you’d like to consider all of the “damage” done by allowing gay marriages.  The Daily Show does a good job working over a prominent opponent of gay marriage.  I found this video on Dispatches from the Culture Wars.

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Why cigarettes are like private campaign contributions: path dependence.

| August 19, 2006 | 2 Replies
Why cigarettes are like private campaign contributions: path dependence.

A couple days ago, after much work and careful deliberation, a federal court declared the obvious:  A federal judge Thursday ruled that cigarette makers were liable for a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking but declined to impose financial penalties on the industry. In her 1,653 page opinion, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler […]

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