Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cruising the Web

John Hinderaker has the story of a former CIA official and Democratic Senate staffer who released to the press classified information including the name of the CIA agent who interrogated Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah. Despite pleas from that agent and the CIA, the New York Times published that agent's name thus endangering the life of that agent and his family. This should be a much bigger scandal than it is.

Stan Liebowitz, a University of Texas economist, exposes the damages that online piracy has done tot he recording industry. We may not have liked the law that Congress has ready to vote on, but such piracy is harming our creative industries.

The Supreme Court issued another important unanimous decision
ruling that installing GPS devices without a warrant to follow a suspect's car violated the Fourth Amendment. Once again, the Obama administration was on the wrong side of a unanimous ruling.

Larry Sabato looks at the history of endorsements. It's unclear if they do all that much to help candidates, but non-endorsements also play a role. Ike's non-endorsement of Richard Nixon sure hurt him in 1960. And it's rather telling that only 11 congressmen are endorsing Newt this election.

Here's a sweet video of how one violinist responded when his performance was interrupted by a phone ring tone.