Illegal speech

Jeffrey Toobin writes a profile of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in this week’s New Yorker. Among the many aspects of the article I found interesting was the discussion…

Public art

Some may call it graffiti, and I suppose it does meet the definition of graffiti, but I think it’s art, and I think there should be more of it. Why…

AOL’s content strategy

When a magazine stops printing, what happens to its readers? The TechCrunch blog has a really intriguing post on AOL’s emerging strategy to bring old media talent online to create…

Friends in high places

I’ve been reading Eric Schlosser’s Reefer Madness, which is about “sex, drugs and cheap labor in the American black market.” The drugs section of the book is infuriating. Even if…

The politics of “Milk”

Political consultant Jim Ross says Milk is the best political movie he has ever seen. While this movie had a compelling story and great performances it was also an accurate…

California budget realities

I’m a bit surprised that this video only has 2,313 views since it was uploaded a few weeks ago. I really think more people need to watch it. It’s a…

Summer reading

I am quite excited to read Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel this summer. A Pulitzer Prize-winner, it explains what led to the strategic advantages that allowed Europe to dominate…