…from Glenn Reynolds: …normally when one has lost the Executive and Legislative branches to the other party is not the time to call for government censorship of political speech on vague and mutable grounds. Democrats have been advocating more and more power to government without giving thought to how that power would be used in […]
A defense of third-party politics.
Seth Godin wrote about third parties in a blog post “Ketchup and the third-party problem“. He says that those of us supporting third parties or their candidates are doomed to failure, and miss our chance to really influence the political field.
Needless to say, I find the arguement lacking, and merely a more passive aggressive method of saying that we should all vote for Hillary because otherwise we’ll be doomed with Trump. I’ve snarked about it on Twitter. But I feel this deserves a bit more detailed of a rebuttal.
…that I wrote over fifteen hundred words about theories about wether it was really a reboot or not.
Click through to read it, but bewarned there are SPOILERS!!!
But also NO POLITICS!!! (You’re welcome, though I may get into that in a later post)
Click through only if you’ve seen the movie.
Apple is currently holding their annual World-Wide Developer Conference in San Fancisco. As part of this, Apple has released a new version of the guidelines that developers have to follow to submit apps to their various app stores. These text of these guidelines are available on Apple’s developer website. But it also is available as […]
How weird is it getting? Trump’s acting like the reasonable one here. From Reason: Asked about the big culture-war issue of the moment, public restroom access for trans individuals, Trump said he thinks North Carolina should have left things alone. “North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price,” said […]
In case you are wondering what I meant by “culture war profiteer,” in the previous post, I refer you to Todd Seavy at Splice Today The anarchist law professor Butler Shaffer, a friend of mine, quietly takes the very radical yet reasonable view that most institutions, no matter what their initial purpose was (stopping online […]
With a certain former New York mayor saying he won’t run an independent campaign, they’ve already defeated the Legion of Bloomberg. from Reason TV
In every presidential election I’ve voted in (every one since 1992), I’ve had only one surefire prediction that holds up almost every time: Anything can happen, and damn near everything will happen. It’s usually a safe bet. Some races get so weird that I declare them races where anything can happen, and everything (no matter […]
Dr. Mary Ruwart Why, you might ask, can Shkreli price his drug so high and not fear that a generic competitor will undercut him? After all, the daraprim no longer has patent protection. The answer: Turing Pharmaceuticals has a de facto monopoly, courtesy of the ever-increasing costs of gaining FDA approval, both for new drugs […]
Over the span of three days, I consumed the entirety of Netflix’s first contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daredevil. Welcome to the darker, edgier, more realistic(-ish) corner of the MCU. It’s no less awesome than the rest of it. It ties into the main Marvel Cinematic Universe only in so far as one of […]