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Why Not Him?

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Why not him? The Minnesota Supreme Court has unanimously declared Al Franken the winner of the state’s Senate race after eight months of litigation.

UPDATE: At his press conference, Coleman announced he concedes.

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June 30, 2009 at 6:32 pm

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Coleman Loses

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Coleman loses …a lot of money: he’s been ordered to pay $94,000 in Al Franken’s court costs, hardly anything compared to what either candidate has actually spent on the recount. Should there be punitive damages when a case is as frivolous as Coleman’s? Much of election challenge law rests on an unspoken presumption that bitter candidates won’t intentionally seek to delay the seating of their opponents out of spite; with that assumption apparently out the window, it’s hard for me to say offhand how the rules should be rewritten. But they should.

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June 11, 2009 at 4:03 am

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Sore Losermen

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Norm Coleman to finally give up? More here speculating on the possibility that he’ll run for governor.

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June 4, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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Blogspot Nights

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Due to various academic commitments, this blog has been very Blogspot Nights lately. I’m not happy about it but it may not change soon—once my comics class is over I have a few weeks off before work at [Undisclosed Location] starts up again.

Let’s struggle onward together.

* Daily Kos has a compilation of the obsessive hate directed from Bill O’Reilly towards Dr. George Tiller for the crime of practicing medicine. O’Reilly’s response tonight on the air was essentially that Tiller had it coming.

* Birthers overrun government transparency program.

* Petraeus says the U.S. violated the Geneva Conventions, while General Ricardo Sanchez calls for a Truth Commission. More from Attackerman.

* Barack Obama has declared June LGBT Pride Month. Hey, how great! It’s like he’s almost actually taking action! Call me when you’re repealed DADT.

* Oprah and pseudoscience. Via Kevin Drum.

* The accusation that Sonia Sotomayor has—as The New York Times uncritically put it—a “race-based approach to the law” is turning out to be one of the most reality-detached arguments to make it into the mainstream since Saddam’s mushroom clouds. All the relevant evidence—all of it—proves how false that accusation is.

* Franken and Coleman went to the Minnesota Supreme Court today, and Coleman got smacked.

* And atheist children will kill you for candy.

You Have to Earn It

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You have to earn it: ‘Senate Democrats Deny Specter Committee Seniority.’ Not sure if Specter’s latest flub had any role in this, but it’s safe to say that Arlen’s not impressing.

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May 6, 2009 at 3:00 am

Pulling an Anti-Coleman

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Jim Tedisco has pulled an anti-Coleman and conceded in NY-20, thereby proving that Obama has been right about everything thus far.

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April 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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Links for Wednesday.

* First-gen Sierra adventure games in your browser. Your childhood says come back home, all is forgiven.

* The setup for this Flash Forward show seems pretty good, but man do I wish Brannon Braga weren’t involved.

* McSweeney’s has the syllabus for “ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era.”

* Long-time Republican strategist declares defeat in NY-20, while Norm Coleman presses on in the courts with his unique metaphysical argument that he is the only logically possible winner in the Minnesota Senate race.

* David Simon on Bill Moyers.

* Roberto Bolaño, 2666, and the Ciudad Juárez murders.

* What happens when you “run government like a business.”

* I don’t agree with everything Amanda Marcotte has to say about prostitution here, but she’s certainly right about Eliot Spitzer; it’s completely insane to me that some people actually seem willing to give the guy another chance.

* The best article about the “sexting” crisis you’re likely to read.

He then told the parents and teens to line up if they wanted to view the photos, which were printed out onto index cards. As the 17-year-old who took semi-nude self-portraits waited in line, she realized that Mr. Skumanick and other investigators had viewed the pictures. When the adults began to crowd around Mr. Skumanick, the 17-year-old worried they could see her photo and recalls she said, “I think the worst punishment is knowing that all you old guys saw me naked. I just think you guys are all just perverts.”

If your laws allow people to be charged with distributing child pornography for sending other people naked pictures of themselves, you need some new laws.

* Nate Silver thinks the libertarians are taking over the Republican Party. That would certainly be a huge improvement, as long as we’re not just talking about glibertarians.

* The headline reads, “Obama keeps prosecutions on the table.”