Daily Archives: March 10, 2008

Why Experience Isn’t Everything

“Suppose you had to choose between two Presidential candidates, one of whom had spent 20 years in Congress plus had considerable other relevant experience and the other of whom had about half a dozen years in the Illinois state legislature and 2 years in Congress. Which one do you think would make a better President? […]

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People I Know You Might Have Heard Of

I noted a couple of days ago that I knew Howard Wolfson, spokesperson for the Hillary Clinton campaign, which led me to wonder who in the real world I know (or knew at some point in my life) who have become notable in some way or another. I’ve decided for the purposes of this list […]

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Roll For Initiative

Charles Stross combines the dusky chocolate of US presidential politics with the crunchy peanut butter of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for one of those instant classic blog posts that is going to get Boing Boinged and Digged and Farked all to hell and back. Hope your server’s up to it, Charlie.

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Ten Years Ago Today

In February of 1998, my wife and I decided that it was time that we take the plunge and perform that quintessential act of Great American Dream-ism and buy our own house. At the time I was working at America Online as its in-house writer/editor, and we were living in an apartment in Sterling, about […]

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