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Mons Simplicitatis

"HERE IS A FOX NEWS REPORTER WHO DOESN'T BELONG IN JAIL"

Fire up the war drums. Jana Winter, a reporter for Fox News' website, may be caged for not revealing a source. Obviously, responsible (even halfway responsible) free speech is one of those things you have to fight for regardless of the source. Or as John Cook writes for Gawker, "Not as many people care about this as much as they ought to, which is one of the consequences of working for a nakedly partisan shitshow masquerading as a news outlet." Read More 
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THE JEROME MALLETT CASE

Here’s a bit of public navel-gazing for you, kids. Once upon a time, when I was a reporter, I covered a story on a state trooper murdered by an arrestee, then how that killer sat on death row for well over a decade.  Read More 
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ON SEDITION, OCCUPY WALL STREET, AND THE KRYPTEIA

You guys ever hear of the Kryptes? It is good that an appreciation of Spartan culture has kinda resurfaced in contemporary America, no doubt due to that Zack Snyder movie 300 based on Frank Miller’s comic. “This is Sparta”, kick to chest and all that. There is much of Spartan culture to be admired, not the least of which is they produced some of the finest infantry the world has ever seen. I imagine one has to go pretty high up on the SF foodchain for a contemporary equivalent to the Spartan hoplite, SAS or Delta.  Read More 
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