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- Letter from Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive VP and Treasurer, about Saturday’s hoax incident
- MIT hacked again, URLs redirected
- MIT email was down for 10 hours last night, Mystery Hunt temporarily affected
Category Archives: Opinion
Unlike MIT, Casa de Yost gets MSNBC, so that’s what I’ve been watching lately. Now, I’m no huge fan of MSNBC. Dylan Ratigan and Ed Schultz are flat out insane, and Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are barely better. The … Continue reading
I’m a guy who likes to quantify things, even if it is done in a needless, arbitrary fashion. One of the things I like to quantify is my approval or disapproval of opinion sources I read. To that end, I keep a database of articles that I have read that ranks, on a scale from -5 to 5, my belief, purely on the basis of that article, whether I will enjoy reading another article from that author. Continue reading
…until after finals are over.
When I’m studying for finals, I am not going to put the time aside to fill out an evaluation. It simply doesn’t rate high enough on my list of priorities to do when there are more pressing matters [ie, my GPA] at stake. Continue reading
Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics thinks Obama has just made an egregious political error. When I read Trende’s analysis, it seemed off. He was missing something, focusing on the wrong thing, I couldn’t put my finger on it. I … Continue reading
Siegfried Hecker has an article in Foreign Policy discussing the uranium enrichment plant he toured in North Korea. It’s not a bad article. But he doesn’t discuss the one burning question that should dictate most of our foreign policy toward … Continue reading
Sam Raymond, an MIT alum and class of 2011 law student at NYU points out to me that U.S. v Alvarez-Machain is a much closer legal basis for seizing Julian Assange than U.S. v Verdugo-Urquidez. He’s absolutely right– the legal … Continue reading
Republicans need a fresh candidate to do well in 2012 Intrade.com is an online prediction market that tracks, among other things, U.S. politics. In the aftermath of a bruising defeat of Congressional Democrats, Intrade predicts more of the same in … Continue reading
There are two conflicting stories that the progressive left is telling on the tax deal that Obama and Republicans made: 1) The Republicans were holding us hostage. 2) We could have gotten a better deal. One of these must be … Continue reading
Breaking News: Julian Assange has been arrested. Here’s hoping he fights the extradition to Sweden tooth and nail– that would give Eric Holder more time to assemble U.S. charges against him.