The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Do They Still Teach Presumption Of Innocence In Law Schools, @DMataconis?

by Smitty Ol’ Doug: More importantly, though, I think it’s a mistake to say that the protections of the 5th Amendment, or to broaden the argument any of the protections granted to actual and potential criminal defendants under the 4th, 6th, and 7th Amendments as well, were primarily designed to protect the innocent. I realize […]

‘You Pretty Much Call People on the Phone When You Don’t Understand Their E-Mail’

The quote is from a New York Times story about the decreasing use of the telephone for, y’know, talking: “I literally never use the phone,” Jonathan Adler, the interior designer, told me. (Alas, by phone, but it had to be.) “Sometimes I call my mother on the way to work because she’ll be happy to […]

Has Alex Knapp Proven Anything?

“Contrary to my colleague Doug’s description of the Federal government as existing primarily to redistribute wealth, there is actually very little wealth re-distribution in the United States.” — Alex Knapp, Outside the Beltway It is not my habit to defend Doug Mataconis, as he and I very often disagree about politics. But Doug’s post, “The […]

Stupid Google Tricks

“Being ranked in the top 5 for something on Google and being ranked 25th or 125th can be the difference between selling your crappy website to AOL for $315 million and going out of business.” — James Joyner, Outside the Beltway The fact that a major corporation like J.C. Penney was willing to pay money […]