2016: Where Politics Meets the Supreme Court

First off, happy new year to all our faithful readers (reader?). Like all election years, 2016 is gearing up to an exciting one. As someone who enjoys the occasional political debate, every four years I find the audience willing to…

Lawyers to Get More Frequent Flier Miles

Or at least, gold-level status with Enterprise or National car rental. In law there’s a pretty well-known concept called privilege. Communications between a client and his attorney, under certain conditions, are confidential. Although the public has a number of misconceptions…

Working Hard: Then and Now

I believe “sorry I haven’t blogged lately” is probably the most read blog post type in blogging history. As such, I won’t belabor the point but note that my co-author has not only taken up my side, but far exceeded…

I’ve Been Running Incorrectly My Whole Life

Well, not totally true. But first some background. I’ve been training for the 2014 Chicago Marathon in October. It’s my most ambitious running project to date – I’ve run a handful of half marathons up until this point, but never…

Economics Really Is Alive and Well

Through the wonder of social media, I found some friends arguing about the NYT’s recent decision to kill off one of its columns. Specifically, one called the “gun report.” I had actually never heard of it, but apparently after the…

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: We Will Now Return to Our Original Programming

Big news this week! How I Met Your Mother Series finale. I think I’m ok with Ted ending up with Robin the execution was a little poor… No no, we mean the Supreme Court releasing its decision for McCutcheon v….

Sunday Funday

In no particular order, and for no particular reason: 1) Hope this doesn’t affect the wallabies’ vertical too much… 2) Questions like this make me understand the hatred toward elementary school standardized testing. 3) Add this to the list of…

Sunday Funday

In no particular order, and for no particular reason: 1. This is why we have the buddy system people. 2. Skip ahead to about 1:15. 3. Does Bosnia really need this many tanks? 4. So much of this¬†rings depressingly true….

Sunday Funday

In no particular order, and for no particular reason: 1. Looking for a job? Can you lug heavy amounts of gold? 2. Netflix’s drone delivery looks a lot more exciting than Amazon’s. 3. Despite Russia’s strategic interest in it, the…

Google Gives Cheap Internet, But Apparently Not Enough Of It

Google Fiber sounds awesome. My biggest problem with Google Fiber is that I don’t have it yet. However, I’m confident that the inroads they’re making are important steps in closing the broadband gap in the U.S. compared to our counterparts…