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The winner of yesterday’s Democratic debate was Al Gore, who presumably napped in New York while Clinton and Kucinich stood (literally) on soapboxes. On the whole, the few candidates who seemed even remotely likable appeared that way for mere seconds, and even then only while spewing rehearsed and prodigiously irrelevant nonsense. I was most charmed [...]

The Democratic Debate

My thoughts on the Democratic debate tonight: First, the frontrunners (Clinton, Obama, Edwards) certainly played it very safe. I suppose you could say that they approached it in classic politician format: not giving any definitive answers. Playing it careful is probably a good idea, but it’s giving too much ground for the fringe candidates to [...]

Well, the Court handed down a marginally interesting ruling on Monday in Schriro v. Landrigan. On a 5-4 vote, the Court overruled the Ninth Circut and held that a man who had rejected any mitigating evidence in favor of him during his trial is not subject to an evidentiary hearing and federal habeus review. Justice [...]



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