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Prerequisites for Meaningful Participation

06/21/2012 18:43:42 PM

Political scientists Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Henry E. Brady were recently honored in Orlando for their book Voice and Equality. The book and its authors won the 2012 American Association for Public Opinion Research Book Award, ...

Three Years and Fifty Grand Later…

06/30/2011 18:39:58 PM

Today the Court granted my Motion for Summary Judgment in the Comins v. VanVoorhis case, on the grounds that Chris Comins failed to obey the basic legal requirements that must be met before suing a media defendant for libel in the state of Florida. ...

Protected: Scientific Corruptibility –> Misinformation –> Mass Internalization –> Ignorance

05/31/2011 07:08:02 AM

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World Press Freedom Day 2011

05/03/2011 08:16:22 AM

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, which occurs every May 3rd, I am reposting my Blawg Review from last year: The Carnival of Law Bloggers has invited me to host Blawg Review #262 for World Press Freedom Day. For those not already familiar ...

Author of Pedophilia Book Released After Months Behind Bars

04/07/2011 05:40:16 AM

Phillip R. Greaves, author of a self-published book on pedophilia, was released yesterday after spending more than three months in jail. From BBC News: Phillip Greaves pleaded no contest on Wednesday in Florida to a charge of distributing obscene ...

Bullies Suck

03/20/2011 12:31:40 PM

Everyone should face down their demons at least once in life. Have I ever mentioned that I despise bullies?  If not, you must have inferred. Bullying can come in all forms–corporate corruption, abuse of power by wealthy elites,  or just ...

Don’t (Only) Vote

03/14/2011 18:52:16 PM

Conventional wisdom teaches us that voting is supposed to be what makes democracy tick.  Textbooks would have us believe our greatest act of public participation comes from the single ballot we cast that contributes to the election of our political ...

Rick Scott’s Fiscal Policy: Take from the Kids, Give to the Rich

03/12/2011 16:48:04 PM

Governor Rick Scott recently announced his new budget for the state of Florida. Don’t worry, socialism-haters, it does not “take from the rich and give to the poor.” Instead, it takes from the kids and gives to the rich! No, serious

Dale Schultz: Wisconsin Republican with a Soul

03/10/2011 23:43:23 PM

Any politician who votes against the party line deserves credit.  Even if we don’t agree with their actual vote, we should least appreciate that by defying their own party they’ve taken a political risk, usually because their principles ...

Product Review: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000

02/22/2011 17:56:06 PM

I’ve never before posted a product review on my blog.  But this one is so crappy that I’ve no choice but to make an exception.  People need to be warned about what not to waste their hard-earned money on. PRODUCT: Microsoft Wireless L ...