Monthly Archives: January 2015

Luddites Rejoice! The Book Survives!

Or more accurately, why low tech is the new tech: It wasn’t meant to be this way. When ebooks took off in the mid-Noughties, many foresaw the death of the printed variety that has dominated the market for 600 years, … Continue reading

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A New Low in Israeli-American Relations?

Of is it the politicization of foreign affairs? Officials in Washington said that the “chickenshit” epithet — with which an anonymous administration official branded Netanyahu several months ago — was mild compared to the language used in the White House … Continue reading

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Extra Points for Jeff Schapiro This Morning…

The RTD’s Jeff Schapiro opines on the bills concerning business and free enterprise moving through the 2015 General Assembly.  I do have to give credit for a classic line: The legislature has been in session only a week, but already … Continue reading

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FLS: Don’t Rush Virginia’s State Anthem

The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star doesn’t think the bill that would make “Our Great Virginia” our Virginia state anthem — set to the tune of “Shenandoah” and sponsored by Speaker Bill Howell — should be passed into law.  To wit: If Virginia … Continue reading

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SHOCKER: The Virginia Pilot Doesn’t Like The SOLs

Color me confused, but I haven’t quite figured out what the liberal obsession with Common Core is just yet.  Certainly, I understand why conservatives, homeschoolers, and a number of folks who abide in the loving arms of common sense have … Continue reading

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Style Weekly: Morrissey’s Strange Odyessy

If there was one line to describe the odd and deplorably hilarious saga of l’affaire Morrissey, this paragraph has to take the cake. Morrissey arrives at the General Assembly building about 20 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin. He … Continue reading

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Your Three Minutes of Civilization

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The Death of Culture and the Cultural Class?

Evan Kindley over at Slate bemoans the collapse of the creative class… or perhaps, the collapse of the old order at the expense of the new while writing a review of Scott Timberg’s Culture Crash: Timberg falls prey to the professional Jeremiah’s tendency … Continue reading

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Your 27 Minutes of Civilization

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Abstraction in Design and Speech

Jason Kottke’s blog has always been a great read.  Never boring, always focused on content, and rarely do you get an uninteresting post.  It’s truly what the blogosphere used to be in the mid-naughties (and perhaps an era we will … Continue reading

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