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Friday, September 20, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATE: I will be away in the beautiful confines of the University of Virginia this weekend, so blogging will probably be light, if I'm able to at all. In the meantime, check out the other terrific websites to the left.

Oh, and thanks to Ben Domenech for permalinking me. His site is a terrific combination of quickie posts and links reflecting his great knowledge, and the site's layout is terrific, too. Plus, he gives complete football updates after each Sunday -- always a plus. His site is definitely worth a long look.

While I'm in the thank you mood, thanks to 11-Day Empire, a real hidden gem of a blog; Pejman, who always gives me mucho traffic for my posts, and Howard Fienberg of KesherTalk, who runs an excellent Jewish blog, for all linking me over the past week or two.

Alright, off to Charlottesville.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

BASEBALL AND BUSINESS: For those of you who are regular readers of this site, you know that I like to make comparisons between baseball and politics occasionally. I've blogged about conservative free-marketers' hypocrisy when it comes to baseball labor, and also compared the "blogging revolution" to the ever-growing Baseball Prospectus, which has become an influential publication in the baseball world out of Internet chat boards.

So in that spirit, here's a great piece by James Surowiecki in the latest New Yorker, comparing Oakland A's general manager to Warren Buffett. Dell Computers and Southwest Airlines are also mentioned as "Oakland A's" like companies.

It's today's required reading of the day.

IT'S NOT ABOUT RACE: FOX News reports on the increasing dissatisfaction between members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Here's their lead:

WASHINGTON — Participants in this month's Congressional Black Caucus conference say the defeat of two black House members in bitter primaries not only suggests a widening rift with Jewish Democrats, but trouble within the Democratic Party itself.

"People were talking retaliation," said Ron Walters, the director of the African American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland, of last week's CBC events in Washington. "They were saying [presidential hopeful] Sen. Joe Lieberman is dead in the water, and so on and so forth."

But, it can't be an issue of race -- the two candidates who defeated Earl Hilliard and Cynthia McKinney are both black. It's their views that were considered out of the mainstream, not their race. Both were virulently anti-Israel, and both were ridiculed for their anti-American tendencies. (Hilliard expressed support for Libyan causes; McKinney suggested Bush knew about 9/11 beforehand.) If the CBC wanted to avenge their former colleagues' losses, on what basis will they do it on? Because they're Jewish? Now that's racism.

(Link via Instapundit.)

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

YOM KIPPUR... has ended, which means I will be resuming to blog shortly.