Monday, May 18th, 2009
Maureen Dowd plagiarizes Josh Marshall. Kinda’ funny that this would happen the same weekend the Washington Post ran an op-ed about how Congress needs to protect traditional journalism from having its content stolen by the Internets.
Chicago alderman orders a mural on private property destroyed, apparently because it was anti-police.
Former Texas prosecutor writes about what it was like to convict an innocent man.
Here’s the full write-up of what happened to the Motorhome Diaries crew in Jones County, Mississippi.
Cancer deaths expected to rise in next 20 years. Be watchful of how this will be exploited by the public health crowd. This is entirely predictable, and nothing to be alarmed about. The boomers are getting older, and your likelihood of getting cancer jumps with age. Both incidence of and deaths from cancer have been in decline for several years now. We’ve also been setting new life expectancy records each year. But you have to die of something. And if you live long enough, odds are, you’re eventually going to get cancer.
Fascinating article on Indonesian carpool jockeys, poor, mostly young people who motorists pay to ride along so they can use the carpool lanes. The jockeys then hop buses back to high-traffic areas and do the whole thing again. Several years ago, I wrote about a similar, though not entirely the same, phenomenon in D.C. called slugging.