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Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > Creators of The Wire: "We'd Nullify"

"If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented."

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | How 'gay' became children's insult of choice

"I have interviewed scores of school kids about this and they are always emphatic that it has nothing at all to do with hostility to homosexuals"

Liberty of Conscience - Martha C. Nussbaum - Book Review - New York Times

“Should we really say that a display that everyone likes and that isn’t stirring up trouble, because the offended minorities are too powerless to make trouble, is for that reason constitutional?”

Review: Girls on the Run: A Poem

"The poem is inspired by Henry Darger’s work rather than demonstrative of it–a distinction, I think, of some importance. Like a Warhol or Lichtenstein, Ashbery’s Girls on the Run reimagines the naïve, illogical, sexy worlds of our childhoods–the realms we shared in comic strips, coloring books, nursery rhymes, games–in order to recreate an innocence that once felt true, but which now, as the book illustrates, is long since lost."

Archinect : News : Hitler Rebuilding Berlin

"What if Hitler and his helpers had been successful in their aggressive striving for world power? A new exhibition in Berlin attempts to answer this question in part by looking at the devastating architectural consequences Hitler's success would have had"

Companies that use Gmail abroad break the law because PATRIOT makes it possible for US spooks to spy on Google - Boing Boing

"Google offers universities, hospitals and companies Gmail, calendar and document collaboration tools, but all the material hosted on Google's servers can be legally spied upon by the US government under the loosest of controls, thanks to the USA Patriot Act."

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