Pick Six for July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010
  • Jon Taplin notes the unusual antiwar alliance between Barney Frank and Ron Paul. (TPM)
  • Interview with former astronaut James Bagian on risk and being wrong. (Slate)
  • The final word on seeing the Great Wall of China from space. (James Fallows)
  • Richard Thompson Ford reviews Stuart Buck’s Acting White. (Slate again)
  • John Zogby takes some shots at FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver in the guise of sage advice. Silver responds. (HuffPo, 538)
  • Prince has been on the wrong side of history regarding music technology for quite awhile now, but the quotes everyone is pulling from this recent interview really do make him sound like he’s living in an alternate reality. (Daily Mirror)

Pick Six for July 3, 2010

July 4, 2010

I never really liked “The Rundown” as a title for my links posts, and so now I’ve decided to go with “Pick Six”. Without further ado, six links I’ve enjoyed recently:

  • Brad DeLong on how Obama’s mixed macroeconomic messaging is not a good thing.
  • David Byrne talks about his ideal city in the Wall Street Journal. I love America. (via MR)
  • Jonathan Adler points out some sniping at the Senate by Jack Goldsmith, testifying on Elena Kagan’s behalf on Volokh.
  • Former Post reporter Garrett Epps runs down the Kagan hearings for The Atlantic.
  • Jack Balkin writes on Viacom v. YouTube.
  • Alex Hart makes some good points about public benefits at Citizen Cohn.