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June 23, 2005
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*Mike Lupica on Steinbrenner's decline with age. I'm not the biggest fan of the "he's being manipulated by his advisers" genre, with its inevitable vilification of some advisers and hosannas to others (i.e., sources). But Lupica does convincingly argue that George just isn't the same.

*The real corruption in Ronnie Earle's pursuit of supporters of Tom DeLay.

*Captain Ed notes Jaques Chirac bending on agricultural subsidies, one of France's most intransigent and damaging policies. It's worth considering as well this manifesto from the EU Referendum blog, setting out why "Euroscepticism" is about democratic accountability, which is under seige throughout the Western world.

*Cat got your tongue? Or the other way around? There's tough and then there's tough.

*Why do men with stay at home wives make more money? This article overlooks two possibilities: (1) Men who are married with stay at home wives have an increased incentive/need to work hard; (2) Women are more likely to stay at home if they have a reasonable expectation that their husband will make enough money to support them.

*This lawsuit, demanding a constitutional right for felons to vote, seems unlikely to go anywhere. (Via Bashman). The Fourteenth Amendment itself, for example, explicitly contemplates that states will deny felons the right to vote:

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

*Bush is interviewing candidates for the Supreme Court. Via Bashman.

*Interesting point about Dick Durbin's pressure points.

*The Onion sees Hollywood's future. In your heart, you know it's true. In fact, we're already there.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:54 AM | Blog 2002-05 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

All the studies of gender based wage differences tend to ignore the very human element that obviously affects the outcome. If I made big bucks my wife would stay home with the kids. However, since I was eligible to retire and she wasn't yet, I'm home and she is at work right now. The article you posted sounded like a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Posted by: LargeBill at June 23, 2005 8:55 AM
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