Monday, October 17, 2011

More links.

Mike Huckabee suggests taking steps to prevent people in Ohio from voting.  Already claims are being made that he was "only joking."  Given other efforts to suppress the vote in Ohio (and why the hell is he stumping for a bill in a state that he has no stake in?), I doubt it. Anyway, there are things that are not funny, and this is one of them.

The usually reliable Onion has screwed up: they reported that Americans would pay more under Herman Cain's "9-9-9" tax plan.  The problem? According to Politifact, this is in fact true.  Given that people assume, rightly, that anything coming from The Onion is satire and therefore to be automatically classed as fake, this really could mislead voters.  It seems odd to be chastising an organization for telling the truth, but there it is.

Finally, regarding my post "Stolen valor? or free speech?," the Supreme Court granted cert in United States v. Alvarez.  I will certainly be interested in how they rule on this one.  I have no prediction on what they'll do; I gave up predicting the Court a few years ago.

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