Instant Analysis

Instant analysis of debates is generally tedious and boring. However, Laurence Simon proves the exception with this. Spot on.

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Check Out Best Leader

Friend Steve Casburn sends along this “Best and Worst of Congress” from the Washingtonian. Rumors that Ronnie Earle is investigating the results and preparing to bring racketeering or other charges are, at this time, unconfirmed. 🙂

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Lence Students Blog

I’ve been reading Tom Kirkendall’s Houston’s Clear Thinkers blog for a while now. And I’m sure I’ve even glanced at his bio page. But I actually read the thing carefully today, and noticed for the first time that Kirkendall counts Ross Lence as a mentor. Small world. I count Lence as a mentor as well […]

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Staff Restructurings and Layoffs at the Chronicle

The Chronicle buried the following ominous information in the “Around the Region” column of its Business section today: The Houston Chronicle is undertaking a restructuring that will include both the creation of new niche products — in the newspaper and as separate publications — as well as reductions in operating expenses, including the elimination of […]

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Danger Train: Collision Update

Thanks to the work of Tom Bazan, John Gaver has posted an updated figure for Danger Train crashes. It’s now up to 65, with two crashes that were unreported by local media. From Bazan’s earlier Open Records request, Gaver determined that several accidents in the Metro database had gone unreported by local media (and several […]

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It’s Always Good When The Redskins Lose To The Cowboys

Joe Gibbs sure didn’t look too happy about shaking Bill Parcells’ hand after tonight’s game. It almost made me wish I had a tivo just to run it back and forth a few times. (09-28-2004 Update) Scott Chaffin posts the photo in all its glory. Poor Joe Gibbs. He should be happy that Parcells never […]

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Audio Tech Goodness From Slim Devices

I’ve been looking at devices that will interface directly with my home audio system and allow access to my mp3 collection stored on a huge hard drive on a file-server computer in another room. Since the AudioTron has apparently been discontinued, I’ve been looking a lot at the Squeezebox made by Slim Devices. What sets […]

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Big 12 Wrap: Week 4

There were hardly any games in the Big 12 this week, which suits me just fine since I spent much of today running around checking out Texas beaches and am feeling awfully lazy tonight. So, here’s this week’s action: Texas 35, Rice 13 This game was never in doubt, as Texas sprinted (and threw) to […]

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