Daily Briefings

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/does-michele-bachmann-think-world-ending – Everyone knows that god-talk is only acceptable when it’s coming from Cornell West. But in all seriousness, Michele Bachmann’s candidacy as a semi-serious presidential candidate both frightens and amuses me. I’m not sure when the Tea Party stopped being libertarian-leaning Republicans and became Republican-leaning Republicans, but I’m pretty certain the transformation became complete when Bachmann and Palin blundered onto the scene.

 

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=v2lkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vnwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5284,5897154&dq=tennessee+law&hl=en – Google News is the greatest thing to happen to the world since private property and globalization hooked up to birth the iphone. Be sure to check out the druggist hatchet murder story on the same page.

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/02/06TELAVIV480.html – found via Reason.com

http://volokh.com/2011/08/27/federal-government-prosecuting-man-for-writing-many-insulting-tweets-and-blog-posts-about-religious-leader/ – Buddhist tweet-fights, a surprising federal law that I break at least twice a day on various sports forums, and the First Amendment, courtesy of Eugene Volokh

http://www.economist.com/node/21524698 – Kindness to strangers, altruism, no mention of Ayn Rand, the Economist. Discuss.

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