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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Symbolic Speech and the First Amendment

There has been a lot of moral and political uproar in my network over the Live Oak High School incident on Wednesday. While I chose to engage a few comment threads on the subject, I made an effort to argue only on the constitutionality of the school official’s decision to censor a few student’s symbolic […]

What Would You Do with 5000 Barrels a Day?

I just worked out some fun figures to lend perspective to the amount of crude oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf of Mexico every day: It’s the volume of 35 average bedrooms (100 sq ft) filled up to the ceiling. If people could eat crude oil, the daily spillage could sustain Chicago. The gasoline that could […]