Posts from February 2004

Going to the source

Going to the source
: Glenn Reynolds shows us two quotes in The New York Times two weeks apart from one George Meagher, but the quotes are different and the description of the person is different (independent, then Republican) and one wonders why the same reporter working on the same story (declining support for Bush) couldn’t at least find new sources and new quotes.

So I decided to go to the source. I dug up an email for the museum where Mr. Meagher is curator and sent him an email asking what his experience with The Times reporter was. We’ll what he has to say, if he chooses to reply.

I’ve decided that going to the source is a good thing for bloggers to do. Yesterday, I emailed the Columbia prof who caused much discussion in blogs to offer to continue the discussion over coffee or email.

And now in Persian

And now in Persian
: I put out a message to Iranian bloggers on behalf of novelist Claire Berlinkski, below. Now Ali has been kind enough to translate the post into Persian. It is an image, so any Iranian bloggers who want to just pick up the image and run it on their blogs, please feel free to do so. Thanks, Ali!

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Drop drawers

Drop drawers
: Matthew Yglesias wonders whether county officials will soon have to inspect crotches before issuing marriage licenses.

A challenge to Howard Dean…

A challenge to Howard Dean…
: If you are truly a Democrat, Dr. Dean, and if you meant what you said about supporting the nominee of the party, then you should come out immediately and ask your supports not to support Ralph Nader.

A challenge to Al Gore…
: Likewise. You, of all people, Al, should take up this challenge.

Or on second thought, the best way to defeat Nader might be for you to endorse him, Al.

Security

Security
: Iraqi blogger Alaa — who says work may soon take him abroad, where he’ll continue to blog — has strong suggestions on the security situation in his nation.

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