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July 21, 2013

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A Guide to Your Choices

Actually modern liberalism includes quite a lot of what used to be unique to socialism. And I don't think modern paleo-cons are opposed to public education.

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Quote of the Day

It's not fair for the cop to lose his job because he wore the mask. Now, if he'd banged Andy while wearing the mask then maybe that goes against office policy. The moral of the story is that you should generally not do anything a porn star suggests. They've made really bad life decisions.

Quote of the Day II

Politics has a math of its own. Whereas a scientifically minded person might see things this way: One person who says 2+2=5 is an idiot; two people who think 2+2=5 are two idiots; and a million people who think 2+2=5 are a whole lot of idiots - political math works differently. Let's work backwards: if a million people think 2+2=5, then they are not a million idiots, but a "constituency." If they are growing in number, they are also a "movement." And, if you were not only the first person to proclaim 2+2=5, but you were the first to persuade others, then you, my friend, are not an idiot, but a visionary.

What Zimmerman is Carrying These Days

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Why There are Grits in the DFAC

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America's Snobbiest Cities

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What It's Like Being Kim Jong-Il's Sushi Chef

The man in the tracksuit invited Fujimoto back to make more sushi. Fujimoto didn't speak Korean, so he had a government-appointed interpreter with him at all times. At the end of the evening, a valet handed the interpreter an envelope.

"From Jang-gun-nim," the valet said.

Perhaps the reason Fujimoto hadn't known he'd been serving Kim Jong-il was because "no one ever called him by his real name," Fujimoto said. "Never."

Anatomy of a High-Speed Car Crash

As Michael Hastings found out a lot of bad (and odd) things happen in a severe crash.

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The CFTC's 'Eddie Murphy' Rule

We have recommended banning using misappropriated government information to trade in the commodity markets. In the movie "Trading Places," starring Eddie Murphy, the Duke brothers intended to profit from trades in frozen concentrated orange juice futures contracts using an illicitly obtained and not yet public Department of Agriculture orange crop report. Characters played by Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd intercept the misappropriated report and trade on it to profit and ruin the Duke brothers. In real life, using such misappropriated government information actually is not illegal under our statute. To protect our markets, we have recommended what we call the "Eddie Murphy" rule to ban insider trading using nonpublic information misappropriated from a government source.

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The group. Yeah.

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