Sunday, July 01, 2007

Worth A Link

Kip Esquire points out that The War On Terror did not prevent last week's London car-bomb attempt: "The plot was foiled, not by warrantless wiretapping, not by Guantanamo, not by Britain's Big Brother panopticon system, not by seizing laptops at border crossings, not by liquids bans on airplanes, not by random suspicionless searches on subways......but by an ambulance crew and a tow truck driver just doing their jobs."

Stephen (Freakonomics) Dubner on the "gas-price gap" and the "smoking gap."

Cory Doctorow on how Google is offering HMO's the opportunity to buy ads to be shown opposite searches for Michael Moore's movie "Sicko."

Ken Levine offers up a montage of George Wendt as Norm Peterson on "Cheers."

Walter Dellinger on last week's Supreme Court ruling on race and schools.

Kiichi Miyazawa is dead. Outside of Japan, the former Prime Minister will forever be remembered as the man President George H.W. Bush vomited on in 1992.