Todd Bensman, who’s been my podcast guest, has a new report on US companies that still host terrorist websites. Any sign the US government will actually make them stop?
Victor Davis Hanson writes on Illegal Immigration realities
My gut feeling is that integration, intermarriage, and assimilation even may be going on far more slowly in progressive Palo Alto than is true of more conservative Selma and Fresno. I’m sure the sophisticated exec here can make the argument that “I’m not social engineering with my children!”, but there is something nonetheless odd about hyper-liberalism in the abstract, and 1950s segregation in the concrete.
Hanson’s experience matches mine, but I’ll post on that some other time.
Speaking of education, here’s a A Huge Serving of Academia Nuts, along with a link to the FIRE Report: Public Universities Overwhelmingly Violate First Amendment.
Maria sent The Suffering of Abu Zubaydah. Play Abu the world’s smallest violin when he turns up somewhere.
Also at Tim Blair, a photo of the interior of the Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, which appears to be the size of an iPod Nano. Coincidence?
Via Larwyn, The “Madman theory of the presidency”, exposited by the excellent Doug Ross.
Yes, it’s Wednesday and I can use words like “exposited.”
Via Maggie, John Bolton has an op-ed at the WaPo on Obama’s prosecutions by proxy
Despite uncertainties here, developments overseas proceed apace. Spanish Magistrate Baltasar Garzón opened a formal investigation last week of six Bush administration lawyers for their roles in advising on interrogation techniques. Garzón did so over the objections of Spain’s attorney general, as he did in 1998 in proceeding against former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet. Under Spain’s inquisitorial judicial system, Garzón is essentially unaccountable, whatever the views of Spain’s elected government.
Asked repeatedly about Garzón’s investigation, the State Department has said only that it is a matter for the Spanish judicial system. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder went further, implying that the Obama administration could cooperate.
Via Larwyn, Discovered: 200 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Stratford on The Geopolitics of Pandemics
Gerard introduces a proposal: The Slipstream Media: Creating a New American Network – Part 1
Danelle sent a slide show of some of the ugliest clothes on the runway. Turbans? We don’t need no stinkin’ turbans!
As if all of this wasn’t enough to give you indigestion, Dan has Tacqeaux with dijon mustard!?
Jules put up the All You Need Is Love roundup (generous person that I am, I include it here even when he didn’t include any of my posts. I’m that nice). All that love is very well and good but I also need good shoes, tango and a sandwich.