Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Axis of Ego Podcast: 3/29/13

In Part 2 of this week’s podcast, Tom and Harrison continue their discussion, this time transitioning into a conversation about modern attitudes toward federalism, both in a gay-rights context and generally, even touching on some of the origins of the … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: 3/28/13

In part one of a two-parter, Tom Garrett and Harrison Weinhold cover a series of topics including American foreign policy vis a vis emerging nuclear powers (with a bunch of hypotheticals therein), what the Kate Upton prom proposal might tell … Continue reading

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Understanding Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia authored a Supreme Court opinion published today that curtailed certain kinds of police searches using drug-sniffing dogs.  The holding in Florida v. Jardines was that such searches are unconstitutional and a violation of the rights secured by the Fourth … Continue reading

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Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2013 Edition)

Part of the aging process (I won’t go as far as to say “maturing”) for me has been letting some of my sports fandom fall by the wayside.  I’m down to about two sports now: MLB and the NFL.  However, … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 3/14/13

I could begin this week by explaining that SitCombat is tardy thanks to my working late, or my preparing tax documents, or my being a little under the weather. True or not, though, nobody cares. This week marked the first … Continue reading

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Turf War

I don’t know who fired the first salvo in this unfortunate skirmish—does it matter?—but I wish that these two combatants that have meant so much to me over the years could recede to their natural borders and be content not … Continue reading

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Lenses

Presented without comment (other than to say I’m mildly fascinated by it), here are the headlines and Gawker stories on the recent or semi-recent deaths of various famous people.  Click on the link to go to the original article, or … Continue reading

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The Child’s Constitution

With oral arguments taking place this week in the gay marriage cases currently before the Supreme Court, I thought it interesting that much of the coverage in the media over the last few days related to high-profile amicus briefs submitted on … Continue reading

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