- Greg Sargent on the "both sides so it" argument, and when it's fair to blame a side.
- Can an individual engage in high-frequency algorithmic trading? Not yet, but once they can, there will be an exciting new way to lose all your money.
- Conservatives think they don't need to be held responsible for their rhetoric because none of them take their own rhetoric "seriously" -- only a complete goober would take it seriously! -- which is lovely proof of their utter contempt for their audience.
- I will say that there is one very good post on the subject of demagoguery over at The Corner, by Heather Mac Donald.
- Larry McMurty lives in Tucson, and wrote about the massacre.
- Communications professor Michael Serazio on Jared Loughner's "anti-social media."
- Will Bunch on the curdled dream of Arizona.
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Thoughts on Arizona, YouTube, and rhetoric
By Alex Pareene
Published January 12, 2011 5:30AM (UTC)
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMORE FROM Alex Pareene • FOLLOW pareene