Monthly Archives: June 2012

when you’re down in the pig mine

UCLA Law is offering a course in the fall called “Animals in Agriculture” — which sounds like exactly the kind of thing I’d be interested in. I’m interested in eventually doing some hobby farming, and I’m also interested in how … Continue reading

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4’33”

This is amazing.

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final thought on ACA ruling before work

I think this is a brilliant move by Roberts. He gets to maintain the Court’s reputation for Solomonic sagacity, fire a warning shot at Congress about future mandates (and the Commerce Clause generally), and — while everyone’s distracted by the … Continue reading

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slightly more in-depth on the health carez

From Amy Howe of ScotusBlog: The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. There were not five votes to uphold it on the ground that Congress could use its power to … Continue reading

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health care mandate constitutional (sort of)

Holy shit. Roberts steps into the breach: Basically the justices said that the individual mandate — the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine — is constitutional as a tax. Chief Justice John Roberts — a … Continue reading

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we used to listen to Great Men telling us what to think on TV

HBO has kindly uploaded the entire first episode of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom to YouTube, so if, like me, you’ve read a lot about it but haven’t actually seen it, well… read about it some more! The Good: Sam Waterston … Continue reading

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two charts about America

First, from Matt Yglesias, “Why It’s Unlikely That a Big GOP Win Will Lead to Deficit Reduction in One Chart”: It’s a chart from a Dartmouth survey (PDF) that, among other things, asked 1000 people what ideas for reducing the … Continue reading

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