Archive for March, 2008

The Michigan Primary Problem is Deeper than Hillary Clinton Admits.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

By not covering crucial details of the Michigan/Florida delegate question, many media outlets have been doing Hillary Clinton a favor. Here’s an article from the New York Times, for example — Patrick Healy’s “From Clinton, New Pressure For a Revote” in the 20 March 2008 issue: With plans for new primaries in Florida and Michigan in limbo, […]

Here’s How It’s Done, William Kristol.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

It’s no secret that the memo has gone out among Republican pundits to start chipping away at Obama. He’s the likely nominee, he’s probably stronger against McCain than Clinton would be, and he’s a dangerously quick study. The time to cut him down to size is now, and they know it. One of Obama’s strengths […]

What To Do With That Hundred Dollar Bill You Just Found Under The Couch

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Imagine you run a non-profit organization that does a lot of good, but you’re not allowed to tell anyone about much of it. That’s the bind the Software Freedom Law Center finds itself in all the time. They do a lot of their work behind the scenes, heading off Bad Things before the programming public […]

Thread Theory

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Now this is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while… Conversational threads on the Internet should be independent of the medium they’re displayed in. That is, mailing lists, newsgroups, and web forums are all the same thing. They’re just different interfaces to the same data structure, and that data structure is the […]