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In no particular order, WILLisms.com presents classiness from the blogosphere:


The SCOTUS blog notes that the Supreme Court is conflicted over file-swapping on the internet:

The Supreme Court put on public display Tuesday two conflicting reactions to the apparently widespread practice of downloading copyrighted songs and movies from the Internet: a concern that software makers may be too enthusiastically encouraging the habit, and a concern that copyright law not be made so restrictive that it stifles new surges of technology creativity. The Court also showed some signs of unease with the adequacy in the Internet age of the central precedent at issue, the 1984 ruling in the Sony Betamax case.


Don Luskin, at Social Security Choice, notes an OpinionJournal article that offers "A glimpse into the democratic mind":

It reveals the full extent of the partisan cynicism of the Democrats' blocking strategy against Social Security modernization, and the full extent of the risk if the Democrats get control of the process.


Chrenkoff offers "Three cheers for Albania":

...a better ally than France and Germany.


Hyscience looks at "Michael Schiavo and the autopsy scam":

Michael Schiavo and George Felos now say that they want an autopsy to "prove" the extent of Terri's brain injuries. Can anyone please tell me why a rational person wouldn't have found out for sure through PET and MRI scans before they starved and dehydrated her to death?


In the Agora looks at the left-wing tilt on college campuses:

Howard Kurtz reports in today's Washington Post that "[c]ollege faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined." 72 percent of college faculty describe themselves as "liberal," with only 15 percent labeling themself "conservative." 50 percent identified themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans. Disparity at so-called "elite" schools, it seems, is even more pronounced. The report offers percentage views on specific issues as well.


The California Patriot blog takes a look at Ward Churchill's visit to Berkeley:

I was able to get the gist of the whole discussion: the White Man is bad (it’s good to be reminded sometimes), we live in a police-state, and that identity politics is the name of the game. The forum focused so much on the racial differences and antagonisms between whites and non-whites that it seems Ethnic Studies likes to feed off from the conflict between the two groups, and that continuing to emphasize the conflicts is the only way to stay relevant in political discussions.


Patrick Ruffini asks, "Who's Gambling With Social Security? Not Republicans":

They're gambling that Social Security doesn't have a problem, and doubling down that the economy will just fix everything.

Just which side gives us the biggest risk here? What if the Republicans are wrong? Well, they just solved a problem that wasn't quite as urgent as thought -- and in the process gave millions the freedom to invest and earn returns far greater than the present Social Security system. What if the Democrats are wrong? Well, Social Security goes broke.

Call me crazy. But, for me, it isn't hard to tell who's playing it safe with Social Security, and who's gambling our retirement away.


Austin Bay predicts a fraudulent election on March 31 in Zimbabwe:

Here’s a very safe prediction: Zimbabwe’s dictator, Robert Mugabe, will cheat. Why not? He’s done it before and gotten away with it.


PoliPundit looks at "Dog Whistle Politics" in the U.K. and U.S.:

“Dog Whistle” politics is all the rage across the pond. The phrase means “putting out a message that, like a high-pitched dog-whistle, is only fully audible to those at whom it is directly aimed.”

This naturally prompted ultra-lefty kook Kos to say:

we saw the Republicans employ that in 2004 to some degree. For example, Bush’s puzzling debate diss of the Dred Scott decision left the vast majority of people scratching their heads, but the anti-abortion movement knew exactly what he was saying. It’s Religious Right code for attacking Roe v. Wade.

So condemning slavery = being pro-life. That’s some dog whistle!


Captain's Quarters blog believes Bhutan could be next on the democracy chain:

We may have started the most potent political movement in Asia since Mao wrote his Little Red Book -- and this movement could bring peace to an entire continent once it runs its course.

And don't forget to check out the classy WILLisms.com Featured Posts on the left-hand sidebar, plus Lebanon's Young People Power and Beautiful Kyrgyzstan.

Previous Certifications of Classiness from WILLisms.com:

February 8, 2005

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March 22, 2005

WILLisms.com offers a classiness roundup as a weekly feature, every Tuesday, with 10 posts deemed classy. If you would like to nominate a post on your blog or another blog for inclusion, email us at WILLisms@gmail.com. Write "Classy Nomination" in the subject.

At some point in the future, we're also going to introduce a roundup of lameness, which will provide examples of shrill, angry, extremist, anti-American, self-loathing, intentionally misleading, and other unclassy posts from blogs. Again, email us at WILLisms@gmail.com to submit nominations.


Posted by Will Franklin · 29 March 2005 11:20 AM


Thanks. A very good roundup. When do you find the time?

Posted by: Rod Stanton at March 29, 2005 06:10 PM

Be fair; the Dred=Roe comment indicates that it was code for poor Supreme Court decisions motivated by politics. Whether you agree that it applies is a separate issue.

Posted by: Brian H at March 29, 2005 06:56 PM

Of course, that should be directed at PoliPundit, not you. I suppose. ?

Posted by: Brian H at March 29, 2005 06:58 PM

The Michael Schiavo autopsy scam. Anyone want to take a glimps of florida state cremation laws? Very interesting!!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at March 30, 2005 07:42 AM