Archive for April 15th, 2011

Become a Root Striker

| April 15, 2011 | 8 Replies
Become a Root Striker

Last week, I watched as Lawrence Lessig presented this video at the National Conference for Media Reform (I commented on it here). I’d like to feature the video alone at this post:

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Run that story below the fold

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Run that story below the fold

The school newspaper was ordered to run the story “below the fold,” so this spunky newspaper staff obeyed.

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald’s tweet for this link.

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Donald Trump eleven years ago: We need Canadian style health care

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Donald Trump eleven years ago:  We need Canadian style health care

Eleven years ago, Donald Trump argued that the United Stated needed a health care system like Canada’s system:

“We must have universal healthcare,” wrote Trump. “I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses.”

The goal of health care reform, wrote Trump, should be a system that looks a lot like Canada. “Doctors might be paid less than they are now, as is the case in Canada, but they would be able to treat more patients because of the reduction in their paperwork,” he writes.

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What the fight about unions is really about: defunding the left

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What the fight about unions is really about: defunding the left

Kevin Drum, writing at Mother Jones, explains that the political right has a long history working hard to defund the political left. He argues that this is what the fight over “unions” is really about.

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Motion to continue trial granted for reason of baby

| April 15, 2011 | 1 Reply
Motion to continue trial granted for reason of baby

You’d think that a lawyer about to become a father for the first would be granted some slack by his opponent regarding an upcoming trial setting. Think again.

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