There's been a bunch of interesting stuff in the news lately. My bookmarks have been filling up so here they are really quick. First, off of JuliusBlog
there is a timeline of terror alerts and news stories the day before. Generally this kind of stuff is akin to numerology where you have an argument you're pushing and you shove stuff, often called proof, in to make it look valid. I'm predisposed to believe his point though and so I found it compelling.
Second, the times had an article about an Israeli military official
saying they could pull out of the Golan. I'm not an expert on this but I've read a decent amount about it and this seems to me to be the same type of thinking that got Israel in trouble during the War of Yom Kippur. Now that Iraq does not pose a threat most of the need for the Golan is gone. Jordan and Egypt aren't going to start anything with Israel anytime soon and Syria's army is a joke. Still the idea makes me nervous.
There was this article on Walmart on Yahoo
. It's nothing new. After the article in the Atlantic Journal Constitution
about healthcare costs that Walmart inflicted on Georgia it's to be expected. It seems like the more you think about "low prices" the more you realize it's a zero sum game. You pay one way or another. Save a nickel on a gallon of milk and you pay a nickel so Walmart worker's kids can get free school lunch.
has a wonderful quote by Bush. It's about why it's pointless to tax rich people
. Can we apply this logic to minor drug offenses?
Rex 2.0 has some solid advice
for those of you coming into law school. However, I'm going to toss in a cavaet. This answer will bug some of your professors. They'll want you to take a stand so that they can point out the no side or the yes side. Another good word to start using is "because". It "depends" "because", "he's liable because", "the gov's interest does not overide his rights because".
I don't know what Kerry was thinking when he said this
. A new president will make some difference to Europeans, but probably not enough to send their kids to get shot.