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    The global warming culprit….

    ….turns out to be the sun. Read about the science here.
    Locker Room contributor, August 6, 2004
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    DeMint defends opponent on outsourcing

    I make fun of politicians regularly in this space and others. But sometimes they get it right. And Jim DeMint, the South Carolina Republican who is running for U.S. Senate this year against Democratic school superintendent Inez Tenenbaum, gets lots of things right much of the time. An unabashed advocate…
    Locker Room contributor, August 6, 2004
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    Re: Hawking’s admission of error

    Can anyone give me even one instance where a politician admitted having made a mistake? Not the sort of tear-jerking personal revelation that is now commonly a part of the schtick. I mean an instance where a politician says, “I voted in favor of Program X, but it is now…
    Locker Room contributor, August 6, 2004
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    Stephen Hawking teaches politicians a lesson

    Reacting to my ?Daily Journal? piece yesterday on black holes and public-policy research, Macintosh computer guru and all-around-nice-guy Bob Chandler emailed with a follow-up point on the broader implications of Stephen Hawking?s recent announcement of a new theory to replace his previous one about how black holes function and…
    Locker Room contributor, August 6, 2004
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    Entertainment Votes

    I liked George’s observation that society has embraced that entertainers have some sort of prescience with respect to political thought that we would not give them credit for in any other field of human endeavor. Two additional observations; many of these folks may pay a price for their…
    Locker Room contributor, August 5, 2004
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    A Thousand Words…or A Thousand Minutes?

    Sometimes a well-conceived graphic does more than the most well-researched and painstakingly crafted research paper could ever do. The regulation of telecommunications is a complex subject. The innovation that drives the technology of communications is really complex stuff. And yet, when you boil it all down, sometimes it really is…
    Locker Room contributor, August 5, 2004
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    The game-winning what?

    The cutline of this AP photo from yesterday’s U.S. Olympic basketball victory needs no commentary.
    Locker Room contributor, August 5, 2004
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    Re: Market Response to Bruce Springsteen

    All too often artists mistake their talent for intelligence. Many actors can act smart or calm, which makes them all the more talented because reality is usually quite different. The same thing with musicians. When Bruce writes about love and pain, its sounds like this: Thunder Road There…
    Locker Room contributor, August 5, 2004