I’m not a huge fan of the Politico, but I’ve got to say that their Kingmaker political prediction site is mighty cool. Politics nerds like me get to compete with each other and predict the minutiae of the important primary races. Of course, I should have known it was built by Publi.us, the same guysContinue reading “Politicoâ€™s Kingmaker”
My friend Adam to me: “Great, now you’re one of those iPhone guys.” Yes, I am.
I was having lunch in midtown with my friend Jon(n) a few weeks ago when we started joking about how I’d make an excellent TV prognosticator/pundit. It’s my dream job, really; just set me in front of a camera and I’ll give you an opinion on just about anything you throw at me. So JonnContinue reading “My Life as a Pundit”
Go watch the trailer for the new Batman movie. It looks absolutely fantastic. As the article there says, it looks like it has the potential to be the best action movie in years.
This LA Times article is fantastic. Anonymous EPA staffers have come forward to report that, with wide consensus, they advised Administrator Stephen Johnson to grant California’s request for a waiver to implement tougher pollution standards. Check this quote: “California met every criteria . . . on the merits. The same criteria we have used forContinue reading “Dissent at EPA?”
I’ll just preface this by saying that I am an Edwards supporter, but I found this both accurate and funny: On the Democratic side, John Edwards is a tough call because he has the right idea. But there was a thing with Edwards from 2004 that I can’t seem to shake. And I’ve really, reallyContinue reading “John Edwards, Copycat”
…and other interested parties. As a site devoted to Pennsylvania politics, should we have covered the Alycia Lane mini-scandal? Without discussing it, Rob and I both opted out of writing about it, but I wonder if we made the right decision. Feel free to e-mail or comment.
I’ll echo Tim Dickinson here…this New York Magazine review just about sums up the Kindle’s aesthetic appeal: It looks like the unloved remnant of one of those wild nights back in 1987, when an Etch-a-Sketch drank too much Bartles & Jaymes and ended up locked in a three-way with a graphing calculator and a credit-cardContinue reading “Amazon Kindle”
Favorite analogy all week, courtesy of the Guardian: Bush is a bit like an unhinged iconoclast who has arbitrarily decided he doesn’t believe in cows, and loudly and repeatedly denies their existence until you get so annoyed you drive him to a farm and show him a cow, and he shakes his head and continuesContinue reading “I donâ€™t believe in cows!”
This weekend, I had the privilege of joining open government advocates from around the world to discuss the future of government data. Governments around the world produce a massive amount of information, and usually it’s held close to the chest rather than shared with the public. When it is shared with the public, it’s oftenContinue reading “Opening Up Government Data”