Monday, July 18, 2005

Harry Potter and Class

I had to weigh in on the new Harry Potter release. You can find my brief thoughts here. I'm the second letter.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Wrens concert a success

Great show. The band was awesome, and my special lady and I stood right next to the stage. I did have a bit too much to drink, but that was more of a problem this morning than last night.

Anyone seen a good show or heard a good CD lately?

I recommend Sufjan Stevens's "Illinois" disc.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Non-political Truth

I know we've spent a lot of time here lamenting the strategy of the Bush Administration's strategies for achieving its ends, but Krugman's column from today's Times gets to perhaps my favorite aspect of it:

"What Mr. Rove understood, long before the rest of us, is that we're not living in the America of the past, where even partisans sometimes changed their views when faced with the facts. Instead, we're living in a country in which there is no longer such a thing as nonpolitical truth."

Do you guys think this assessment is accurate? And if so, what is the answer to the concluding question, "How did our political system get to this point?" Does the answer have its roots in recent politics, the building of the conservative message machine built over the last 30 years, or elsewhere?

Monday, July 04, 2005

Per Professor Crain's request

I'm sure you all know this already, but the new edition of the Blue Book has been released.

Friday, July 01, 2005

SCOTUS

I am REALLY not looking forward to a confirmation battle. Does the Supreme Court have too much power?