4:07 PM, 9 October 2015
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Another Obama Visit, Another Traffic Mess: Here's President Obama's schedule for today. You don't have to know a lot about the Seattle area's traffic problems to recognize that it is timed, almost perfectly, to disrupt afternoon and evening traffic for much of this area.
Was the timing deliberate? This has happened so often that I am inclined to think it is, that Obama, or someone on his staff, enjoys messing up commutes for all those Seattle-area working folks. Note that San Francisco is treated much better, as it often is on Obama's trips to the West.
Or, take a look at that schedule and see if you could arrange one that doesn't hit rush hours in Seattle and San Francisco. (It's not a difficult problem.)
But perhaps that's too conspiratorial for you. At the very least, you'll have to concede that whoever is choosing the timing of these flights and motorcades does not care about the delays they cause ordinary people.
(That's unusual for a politician, most of whom prefer not to annoy voters, if they can avoid it.)
For what it's worth, people in this area seem to have had about enough of these presidential visits. President Xi's visit seems to have been a breaking point, for many.
Cross posted at Sound Politics.(One of my friends had a brilliant suggestion: Obama should have planned to use our light rail, rather than a motorcade, to get to and from the airport.)
- 4:07 PM, 9 October 2015 [link]
Is Whole Milk Good For You? Well, it certainly is when you are very young — but the United States has been recommending against it, for years, based on what seemed to be sound, if incomplete, research.
Now many researchers have changed their minds, as evidence accumulated that a blanket recommendation to avoid the saturated fats found in milk (and many other foods) was mistaken.
In this thoughtful article, Peter Whoriskey explains how the original recommendations came to be, and why many scientists now think they were wrong. Here's the single piece of research that I found most impressive.
One of the flaws of nutrition studies is that they rely on people to accurately recall what they’ve eaten over the course of a year. Those recollections are vulnerable to inaccuracy, especially for dairy fats which can be found in small amounts in many different foods. This inaccuracy may be one of the reasons studies have yielded contrary results on the link between milk and heart disease.(If you are like me, you would really like to see a number instead of that "far less".)
In my continuing puzzlement over what to eat, I have sometimes wished that one of the more, uh, forceful government in the world, China for instance, would do the kind of experiments on parts of their populations that we do on lab rats, experiments that randomly assigned people to completely controlled diets, and then followed them until they died. That's wrong, I know, but such experiments could settle many open scientific questions.
But, now that studies like that one by Otto and Mozaffarian can be done, I see less need for such Chinese studies.
And I suppose I should add that I think we will find, more and more, that what kinds of foods you should eat will depend on your genes, that what is healthy for one population may not be for another.
(Some vitamins are soluble in water, others in fat. Could the fat in whole milk be especially good at dissolving vitamins, so the body can use them? That's just a speculation, but it seems like a reasonable one, to me.
For the record: Some years ago, after I developed lactose intolerance, I switched form low=fat milk to soy milk. When the producers of soy milk began touting its freedom from genetically modified ingredients., I switched to the lactose-free low-fat milk. A few months ago, thinking it might taste better, I switched to lactose-free whole milk. I may have been right to do so, accidentally.)
- 9:49 AM, 9 October 2015 [link]
Corbyn's Dilemma: The new leader of Britain's Labour Party is a life-long republican; he believes the British monarchy should be abolished. (Without, I assume, the bloody ceremony that occurred the last time England abolished its monarchy.) As leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, Corbyn has been appointed to the Privy Council.
And the Privy Council has a little ceremony that Corbyn might find awkward.
Mr Corbyn, who is a longstanding republican and does not believe in a hereditary monarchy, has suggested he would like to dispense with the pageantry involved, triggering speculation as to whether he would be willing to kneel before the Queen, as is traditional in the swearing-in ceremony.(The BBC article includes the entire oath, if you are curious.)
So far, Corbyn has avoided the dilemma by going on vacation (which annoyed the Daily Mail), but at some time he will either have to take the oath, kneel, and kiss her hand — or declare that he won't compromise his beliefs.
Whichever happens, it will be entertaining, though less so for those who live in Britain.
(I have no idea what happens, legally, if he refuses to take that oath. Could he attend the meetings anyway, even if he isn't a member of the Council? The British are practical folks, so perhaps they'll be able to work something out, though I must admit I can't see any obvious compromise.
Fun fact: The British Cabinet, which actually runs the country is, formally, a committee of the Privy Council.)
- 7:41 AM, 9 October 2015 [link]
A Common Sense Way To Reduce Gun Violence? But one that President Obama would be unlikely to endorse.
There's a question mark in that title because I haven't seen the kind of statistical evidence that I would like to see — not that it may not exist, just that I haven't seen it.
The common sense way is informally known as "stop and frisk", and legally as a "Terry stop".
In the United States, a "Terry stop" is a brief detention of a person by police on reasonable suspicion of involvement in criminal activity but short of probable cause to arrest.In some cities, notably New York, this has been a powerful crime fighting tool, often enabling the police to disarm habitual criminals. (Some criminals have tried to cope with the tactic with "community guns.)
This would reduce gun deaths in two ways. First, it would allow police to arrest known felons if they were acting suspiciously, and carrying a gun (or large knife). Second, it would discourage these felons from carrying guns routinely, which would reduce impromptu crimes, and make it less likely that a quarrel would end in a shooting or even a death.
Why would Obama and other leftists object to the wide use of stop and frisk. Because of its disparate impact, which you can see in these statistics from New York:
The Stop-question-and-frisk program, or stop-and-frisk, in New York City, is a practice of the New York City Police Department in which police officers stop and question a pedestrian, then frisk them for weapons and other contraband; this is what is known in other places as the Terry stop. The rules for stop, question and frisk are found in the state's Criminal Procedure Law (the criminal procedure law) section 140.50, and are based on the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Terry v. Ohio. About 684,000 people were stopped in 2011. The vast majority of these people were African-American or Latino.(Emphasis added.)
You don't have to know a lot about American politics to understand why that would be a problem for leftists — or a lot about police to know why stop and frisk might sometimes be abused.
But I think it nearly certain that it has reduced gun violence, in the cities where it has been used.
- 1:58 PM, 8 October 2015 [link]
"Yoga For People Of Color" So far, only talk radio has this story.
Rainier Beach Yoga in Seattle has a class called "yoga for people of color." It started last week and runs once a month.At least she asked respectfully.
That invitation is almost certainly illegal, under both federal and state civil rights laws.
But it is not surprising, since many in Seattle favor discrimination — as long as it is directed against white guys. This invitation is slightly different than the usual, since Ms. Wang favors discrimination against white gals, too.
(Seattle was the only significant part of Washington state to vote against the 1998 civil rights initiative, I-200.)
- 1:02 PM, 8 October 2015 [link]
What The BBC Won't Tell Viewers (1) — Barack Obama Is The Greatest Gun Salesman In American History: Whatever his intentions may be, there is no doubt that President Obama has inspired millions of Americans to buy guns.
Gun and ammunition sales have surged over the past several years on fears that Obama would push new control measures. Gun manufacturer profits have risen as well, through a run of mass shootings and the president's continued inability to persuade Congress to agree to any of his proposed gun legislation, such as expanded background checks.And that years-long surge is continuing.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of September, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the month.No one who follows the issue here in the United States would be surprised by Obama's success at selling guns, But, though I watch the BBC regularly (GMT and BBC America), and frequently look at their web site, I have never seen them mention that Obama's efforts to reduce gun ownership here have backfired, badly. Nor have I ever seen them mention his changed position on gun confiscation; in the 2008 campaign he laughed at the idea that he wanted to confiscate guns, but now he advocates that, though not openly and honestly.
Why does the BBC — the most influential news organization in the world — not share these facts with its viewers? It is possible, perhaps even likely, that most at the BBC don't know them. But a few should, a few should pay enough attention to the occasional stories by American news organizations so that those few know that Obama has inspired millions of gun purchases.
I suppose those few must have decided that it would be awkward to tell their viewers about this failure, awkward to tell their viewers that a leftist president had failed in a cause he and they share. That's understandable — but it's not good journalism.
(I do not know whether Obama actually wants to reduce gun violence here, or whether he just wants the issue. Judging by his recent actions, he now prefers to have the issue.
People often wonder why the United States doesn't have more controls on guns, since majorities appear to favor that. The reason is simple: Those who oppose more restrictions on gun ownership are an intense minority, who vote against politicians who advocate limits on gun sales and ownership. For instance, they were one of the biggest reasons Bill Clinton lost control of the Congress in the 1994 election. Some politicians, especially if they have safe seats, might defy them anyway, if it weren't for the studies that suggest that most curbs on guns are ineffective. (Here's a recent example.)
For the record: I don't have a gun now, and don't see much need for one, living where I do.)
- 8:46 AM, 8 October 2015 [link]
Alaska Versus Venezuela: This brief piece appeared in the English edition of a Venezuelan newspaper.
The two economies I know best are Alaska and Venezuela. Both are oil states but one succeeded grandly while one failed miserably for obvious reasons.Anyone familiar with Alaska can tell you that the federal government and the state government made plenty of mistakes during those 55 years — but that comparative record will show you that Alaska got the basics right, and that Venezuela didn't.
(Alaska has less proved oil reserves than Venezuela and, though Alaska has almost twice as large an area (663,268 versus 353,841 square miles), it has much less land suitable for farming. There is no physical reason why Venezuela shouldn't be a net food exporter, as it once was.
On the other hand, it is also true that Alaska has a much smaller population (about 740 thousand versus about 33 million) to share in that oil money.)
- 7:32 AM, 8 October 2015 [link]
How Were The Taliban Able To Capture Kunduz? The best answer to that question I've seen is in this Joseph Goldstein article.
The encirclement of Kunduz began in earnest two years ago, as the American military began pulling out of the province in the summer and fall of 2013.Think of the Special Forces as being the keystone of an arch. Pull them out, and the arch collapses, even though it may have been stable for years.
One thing the Special Forces would have done during those years is protected that Doctors Without Borders hospital.
There's more, of course, and if you want to read more of Goldstein's stories, here's a search list.
(For the record: Afghan and American forces have recaptured part (most?) of the city.
One thing to remember about Afghanistan is that it has had horrific losses beginning with the Soviet invasion in 1979. I can't help but think they may have lost many of their best people in those violent decades.)
- 3:49 PM, 7 October 2015 [link]
How Well Is Donald Trump Doing? He's still leading, but by less than before.
YouGov, which shows Trump's support falling from 36 to 25 percent during September, is not alone in tracking the decline. The HuffPost Pollster chart, based on all of the publicly released national poll on the Republican nomination, indicates a similar decline, from a peak of just over 31 percent on September 7 to just over 25 percent as of this writing.If, that is, you agree with Trump that the polls right now are the best guide to the likely victor.
But not if you think the betting markets are the best guide, right now.
(Sympathy for the pollsters: Polling at this stage is harder than polling when a primary is a week or two away, and much harder than polling when a general election is a week or two away. Many voters simply haven't thought much about the candidates.)
- 12:28 PM, 7 October 2015 [link]
"Huge Oil Discovery On Golan Heights" Some will see humor, others justice, in this new find.
Estimates are that the amount of oil found will make Israel self sufficient for very many years to come.Because, of course, the Golan Heights used to belong to Syria — and the Syrians regularly used the area to shoot down at Israeli targets, including many civilian targets.
(Whenever I think about the military problem Israel had before they captured the Golan, I am reminded of this Bill Mauldin cartoon from the Anzio campaign, which has this caption: "My God! There we wuz an' here they wuz.")
- 10:57 AM, 7 October 2015 [link]
Andrew Malcolm's Weekly Collection of late-night jokes.
He liked this one best:
Fallon: Hillary Clinton was on “Meet the Press” where Chuck Todd showed her a video of all the times she's flip-flopped on issues. At first, Hillary said she felt bad about it. But then she said she’s OK with it.But I preferred this one:
Conan: In China, people are selling their kidneys to buy an iPhone 6S. But don’t worry, those people will still have one kidney left six months from now when the iPhone 7 comes out.Perhaps because I've learned to treat people using cellphones while walking or even driving, in much the same way I treat drunks, as hazards to be avoided.
(If you are looking for Donald Trump jokes, you'll find some in that collection.)
- 10:20 AM, 7 October 2015 [link]
Congratulations To Professors Takaaki Kajita And Arthur McDonald: Their Nobel Prize, for their discoveries about the nature of neutrinos, appears to be deserved.
The discovery that neutrinos switch between different "flavours" has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.(The detectors are large underground tanks of some fluid which will, very rarely, interact with neutrinos. They put the tanks deep underground to protect them from other particles, and then wait for evidence of one of those rare interactions.)
That neutrinos could change "flavors" — from "electron" to "muon" or "tau" — implies that they have a teeny, tiny bit of mass. (You'll have to ask your local theoretical physicist why that is so.) Which contradicted the Standard Model, which has made so many successful predictions.
Their discoveries are unlikely to have practical applications any time soon, but, along with other challenges to the Standard Model, will keep theoretical physicists busy for years — and, who knows, may have applications a couple of decades from now.
(The BBC says that neutrinos are "ubiquitous". That's an understatement. Suppose you are out sun bathing at high noon, and exposing about a square meter to the sun. Then, every second, about 650 trillion (6.5×1014) solar neutrinos pass through your body.
Don't like that bombardment? There's nothing you can do about it; even the entire earth won't shield you. You'll be hit by about as many solar neutrinos sleeping at midnight. as you did sun bathing at noon. That neutrino ntrusiveness inspired John Updike to write this poem, which now needs revising, thanks to the discovery that neutrinos have mass.
As far as this amateur can tell, this Wikipedia article is a reasonable description of some of the challenges to the Standard Model.)
- 7:45 AM, 7 October 2015 [link]
CJR Commits Journalism: The Columbia Journalism Review describes the attempts of many, including his friends at the New York Times, where he used to work, to rehabilitate Steven Rattner.
You might think this little incident would make him unwelcome in polite New York society — but you would be wrong.
Recall that Rattner was Obama’s car czar responsible for bailing out and overseeing GM and Chrysler. Three months into the administration, it emerged that Rattner was under investigation by Andrew Cuomo, then the New York Attorney General, and by the SEC for paying kickbacks to get business from the giant New York pension fund. Rattner originally got immunity in the investigation until Cuomo caught him covering up his own involvement.I first paid close attention to him when he became "car czar". I concluded that he (or the people working for him) had deliberately targeted Republican auto dealers. I won't say I saw direct proof of that, but I did think the circumstantial evidence against him was strong.
But that's not a subject that would interest the New York Times, since the dealers were mostly Republicans in "flyover country".
(Here's his Wikipedia biography, with way more than the usual caveats.)
- 6:09 PM, 6 October 2015 [link]
Three Top Obama Aides Quit: Here's another Obama administration story that makes you go hmm: "ABANDON SHIP: Obama’s Top Advisers on ISIS, Russia, and Cyber-Security Have All Resigned Over the Past Two Weeks".
We know that President Obama hasn't seen any big successes in those areas, recently.
But we don't really know whether each of the three — John Allen, Evelyn Farkas, and Ari Schwartz — jumped, or were pushed.
It seems more likely that each of the three jumped. This is the beginning of the time when even successful White House aides begin to think of getting out, for the sake of their own careers. And I wouldn't be surprised if the three saw little chance of triumphs in the nest year or so, if they stay in the White House
- 4:40 PM, 6 October 2015 [link]
Balloon Politics in Brazil.
A new figure looms over Brazil’s already volatile politics, stirring controversy wherever it goes: A 50-foot-tall balloon depicting Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a striped jailhouse uniform, complete with ankle ball-and-chain.There's even a video game:
The road trip got going Aug. 28, when the da Silva balloon was inflated on an iconic São Paulo bridge that serves as the live backdrop of the megacity’s popular morning talk show, “Good Morning SP.” But the show’s producers shut blinds on the set to avoid showing the controversial balloon.The balloon seems like more fun than the giant puppets that often appear at lefist demonstrations here in the United States. I'll bet you can think of a few American politicians who deserve similar balloons.
(If you don't follow Brazilian politics, here's a brief explanation. While "Lula", as he is called in Brazil, was in office, the Brazilian economy was booming. He used the extra tax money to introduce some popular social welfare programs, and then turned the country over to Rouseff.
She is less likable than he, the economy is in serious trouble, and there is a massive corruption scandal. As a result, Brazilians are talking about impeaching her, and removing her from office.
The balloon is a way of attacking her most important supporter, "Lula".
For the record: I have no idea whether he deserves prison, whether he, like so many other Brazilian politicians, is corrupt.)
- 6:37 AM, 6 October 2015 [link]
Xi Jinping's Cold Advisor, Wang Huning: You can almost always learn much about a leader by the way people closest to him behave. Which is why I found this New York Times article on Wang Huning so troubling.
As President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to the United States, including a day of pageantry and diplomacy at the White House on Friday, Mr. Wang was among a small group of advisers at his side.(Link omitted.)
According to this Brookings biography, Wang has had the opportunity to meet many Americans. For example:
He was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa (USA) and the University of California at Berkeley (1988–89).Most likely, Wang became "unapproachable" because that's what Xi wants, and perhaps because that reflects Wang's changed views of the United States.
This change is not a good sign, whatever caused it.
(This Wall Street Journal article is consistent with the Times article, and includes, in a sidebar, a couple of quotes from Wang's 1991 book, America Against America. If you have trouble with that link, try the second page of this search.)
- 4:22 PM, 5 October 2015 [link]
Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, McConnell, And Madisonian Democracy: What I am about to argue is that many of the things that frustrate voters and activists on the left and the right are inherent in the design of our Constitution.
Let me begin a little indirectly, with a hypothetical: Suppose that we had a parliamentary democracy like that found in Britain or Australia. What would have happened after the 2010 election in which Republicans won control over the lower house in our legislature?
(In most parliamentary democracies, the lower house is supreme, if there even is an upper house.)
A few days later at most, John Boehner would have become president (or, if you prefer, prime minister), and Barack Obama would have become the minority leader in the House. (And might have resigned, as losing leaders often do.) And then Boehner and the Republican majority would have reversed almost all of what Obama, Pelosi, and Reid had done, in the previous two years.
As you may have noticed, that didn't happen. In fact, despite their victory, the Republican majority had little success in repealing any of the Obama programs they objected to.
Nor has that changed since the Republicans won control of the Senate in the 2014 election.
Which, sadly, is about what I expected would happen.
I expected that because of the design of our Constitution — and because of Barack Obama's ideological rigidity.
In a Madisonian democracy, like ours, the legislative process is set up to make it easy for a minority to veto any changes. The classic explanation for that is in Federalist 51, written by James Madison. You can read a brief explanation of it in this Wikipedia article, or, better yet, read the whole thing, here.
Here's a selection that shows Madison's thinking:
But the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of attack. Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.So, to prevent a dangerous concentration of power, we have two co-equal houses of our legislature, and a president who can veto legislation even when the two houses agree.
(Congress can pass legislation over a president's veto, but it requires, as you no doubt recall, two-thirds majorities in both houses. Occasionally, important legislation gets passed that way, for instance, Taft-Hartley, but not very often.)
Now, what happens if one of the three disagrees with the other two? That depends on how large the disagreement is, and how willing the three are to compromise.
As it happens, our two parties have been growing more ideologically distinct for decades, and so when one party controls one of the three, the House, the Senate, or the presidency, it is likely to want very different things than the other two. (Oddly, as the parties have grown more distinct, the belief that they are similar appears to have grown among activists, especially on the right.)
Even large gaps can, sometimes, be bridged if the two parties are led by men and women who see compromise as inevitable, perhaps even desirable, when there is divided government. Unfortunately, the leaders of all three have to share that desire for compromise.
And, as we all should know, President Obama, unlike almost all of his predecessors, does not share that desire for compromise. He has been unwilling to work with Speaker John Boehner in the way that George W. Bush worked with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Bill Clinton worked with Speaker Newt Gingrich, just to take the two most recent examples.
And so, since the 2010 election, little has changed in our national government — just as Madison would have predicted. Ambition has counteracted ambition. Obama has been unable to press forward with new domestic initiatives, and Speaker Boehner has been unable to roll back many of the Obama policies he opposes.
Inevitably this frustrates leaders and activists on both sides, especially since each can, with some justification, claim a mandate from the people; Obama won the presidency in 2008 and 2012, and Boehner won House majorities in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
The two great exceptions also show that Madisonian design. Madison intended that the legislature, especially the House, be supreme in budget matters — and Boehner and company were able to put a brake on Obama's spending spree. Similarly, Madison intended that the president should be strongest in foreign policy — and Republicans were unable to block the Iran nuclear "deal".
And if you don't like this stasis? Then start thinking of ways to amend the Constitution, or ways to elect men and women who are more pragmatic, more willing to compromise, than Barack Obama has been.
The second seems like the more practical approach.
(If you are interested in Madisonian theory, you might want to look at Robert Dahl's A Preface to democratic Theory.
There is another model of democracy or, some would say, "democracy", that I hope to look at, soon.)
- 1:58 PM, 5 October 2015 [link]
The Invisible Woman: Who? Hillary Clinton, who said at a town hall meeting: " . . . I've gone longer and farther to be as transparent as possible."
So, if you have had trouble seeing her recently, now you know why.
(We can all hope she has shared this invisibility technology with the CIA — or maybe that is where she got it.)
- 12:27 PM, 5 October 2015 [link]
President Obama Deliberately Snubbed Netanyahu at the UN.
When Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Thursday to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, America’s ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, was not there. Neither was Secretary of State John Kerry. Though both Kerry and Power were in New York.Here's the conclusion Claudia Rosett draws from that absence:
America's enemies have read John Kerry's and Samantha Power's absence from Netanyahu's speech as open season on Israel.On Israel, and our allies in the Middle East, and elsewhere.
What strikes me most about that absence is how childish Obama is being. In one way or another, Obama will have to work with Prime Minister Netanyahu until some time in January 2017. Even adolescents can usually figure out that sometimes they have to be polite to people they dislike, instensely. So why can't Obama figure that out? Or put away his personal feelings, for a time, in order to do the right thing?
- 8:55 AM, 5 October 2015 [link]
What Great Jobs for drug traffickers.
Two former senior officials in the Venezuelan police were indicted on drugs charges in a U.S. court last month, documents seen by Reuters show, the latest case to involve Venezuela, a suspected major smuggling route for South American cocaine.In fact, I can't think of any better jobs for men in that business. They could even arrange to have a few small-time traffickers to be arrested from time to time, to strengthen their cover stories — and eliminate competition.
- 7:17 AM, 5 October 2015 [link]
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September 2007, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2007, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2007, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2007, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2008, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
May 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2009, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
May 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2009, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2009, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2009, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. and Part 4
January 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2010, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
May 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2010, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2010, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
May 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2011, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2012, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
May 2012, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2012, Part 1, Part 2 Part 3, and Part 4
August 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3and Part 4
December 2012, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2013, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4
March 2014, Part 1. Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
May 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
November 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
December 2014, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
January 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
February 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
March 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
April 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
May 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
June 2015, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
July 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
August 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
September 2015, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
October 2015, Part 1 and Part 2,
The Unknown Bush
The Gang of Four
Chomsky Cult Program