THIS IS YOUR BREYER ON DRUGS. JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER: "You know, he grows heroin, cocaine, tomatoes that are going to have genomes in them that could, at some point, lead to tomato children that will eventually affect Boston." … [Read more...]

HARVARD SUCKS. Heh-heh-heh. … [Read more...]

With your cheap rewards, your blackmail, and your comical rage, Just remember you'll only watch my blog as long as you pay my wage...Camassia on search requests that brought people to her blog: "what evidence supports that humans are basically"If the end of that sentence is 'good,' try Rousseau, or maybe Star Trek. If it's 'bad,' try Augustine, or maybe world history."(I should note that there's a big distinction between "basically bad" and "basically Fallen," but now I'm just ruining the … [Read more...]

Though the fact is not always obvious at a glance when we look at works of art very close to us in time, the artist's primary unit of thought--his primary conscious or unconscious basis for selecting and organizing the details of his work--is genre. --The Art of Fiction … [Read more...]

UNIPOLAR DISORDER: Robert Kagan on Europe and the U.S. Have only skimmed it now--will read later--but looks really interesting. Superbrief excerpts: In the end, however, Europeans have not sought to counter U.S. hegemony in the usual, power-oriented fashion, because they do not find U.S. hegemony threatening in the traditional power-oriented way. Not all global hegemons are equally frightening. U.S. power, as Europeans well know, does not imperil Europe 's security or even its autonomy. … [Read more...]

FIVE BLOGGERS JAILED IN IRAN: Via Andrew Sullivan. … [Read more...]

RED CROSS FINDS DETAINEE ABUSE IN GUANTANAMO. Excerpts: The International Committee of the Red Cross has charged in confidential reports to the United States government that the American military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion "tantamount to torture" on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.The finding that the handling of prisoners detained and interrogated at Guantanamo amounted to torture came after a visit by a Red Cross inspection team that spent most of … [Read more...]