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Roberts: A Good Argument, Pure and Simple

Roberts: A Good Argument, Pure and Simple

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, did some surprising things this week. The least surprising was that he upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate within the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. More surprisingly, […]

Preston Dirges and the Lunchtime Blues

Preston Dirges and the Lunchtime Blues

We left Preston Dirges and Valerie in the Security Room, with Preston going through his propositions for how to succeed in life. Now that Valerie has received her ID pass, they head for lunch. Int. Corridor – Day VALERIE: You […]

Fernandez’s Next Five Demands

Fernandez’s Next Five Demands

You have to admire Cristina Fernandez, President of Argentina, for her dogged pursuit of lost causes. Fernandez is so dogged that if you entered her into Crufts, she would win best of breed. Just as Shakespeare compared dogs to men, […]

TV Reboots to Moot

TV Reboots to Moot

TV reboots are unpredictable. Some turn out to be far superior to the original. Battlestar Galactica started out as a camp 70’s derivative of Star Wars. The same three special effects shots of model spaceships were used, over and over, […]

Preston Dirges and The Theory of Induction

Preston Dirges and The Theory of Induction

Int. Security Room – Morning Preston and Valerie sit on a row of plastic chairs. PRESTON: I hate waiting. I’m going to get on with something else. VALERIE: No you don’t. The security guy said we had to sign the […]