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Category Archives: Policy & Politics
By alex | Published: 6/20/2013
There lived on Actinuria a young inventor by the name of Pyron, who learned to pull wires out of platinum so thin, you could make nets with them for catching clouds. Pyron invented the wire telegraph, and then he pulled the wire out so fine, it wasn’t there, and in this fashion he obtained the […]
By alex | Published: 3/15/2013
There is a TV show called (in the US) Junkyard Wars. The premise of the show is simple enough: two teams meet in a junkyard and are assigned to build something: a trebuchet, a crane, or some other device. I think we can assume that the collection of stuff is, let us say, “semi-random.” I […]
By alex | Published: 3/14/2012
There have been any number of criticisms of the Citizens United case and the Super PACs that have emerged as a result: they allow corporations and the rich to shape public debate and they provide no accountability, allowing for influence peddling and potential foreign influence. But I wonder if anyone has looked closely at their […]