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Federal Prison Population

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Snowden speaks

Edward Snowden spoke via satellite to an audience at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas earlier today. Here is the complete transcript of Snowden’s remarks, and here are Snowden’s thoughts on the lack of judicial and political accountability of U.S. public surveillance programs: … Continue reading

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Law = Politics?

Question: What do such places like Tahir Square in Cairo, Taksim Square in Istanbul, Independence Square in Kiev, and the public gallery of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. have in common? (By the way, if a majority … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this map?

That is, what’s wrong with an “upside down” or reverse map of the world? After all, there is no up or down from outer space.

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Should Afghanistan become the 51st State?

The United States launched “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan in October 2001, and although US forces quickly removed the stubborn leaders of the Taliban from power and shut down the training camps of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, we have … Continue reading

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Madiba … Bayesian hero

The dramatic story of how Nelson Mandela reconsidered his long-held Marxist views and updated his political and economic priors is retold in this fascinating report “How Mandela Shifted Views on Freedom of Markets” published on 10 December 2013 in the New York … Continue reading

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