The CASE Act Passes Congress

If Senator Ron Wyden has learned anything from his efforts to use secret holds and trickery to scuttle the copyright small claims legislation, I hope he’s learned to beware of determined children. Particularly Grace. More on this to come, but I couldn’t be more pleased that the CASE Act passed the Congress and looks likely […]

With Faith in Their Hearts

The Final Formation: U.S. Forces Cemetary, Normandy, France “And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory? Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on […]

“I don’t need another email whining about COVID”: Austin Landlords Lead the Way into the New Venue-Free Future

When former real estate lawyer and current Austin Mayor Steve Adler cancelled SXSW in February there was one upside. Given his deep experience as a real estate lawyer he would appreciate the vast economic complexities of the sudden contraction of the cash flow to the Live Music Capitol of the World. In fact, Mayor Adler […]

Attention BrewBros: Internet Archive Announces Closing of National Emergency Library

The eponymous Mr. Kahle announced with the usual huge heaping rasher of sanctimonious twaddle straight from the mollycoddle mumbletank that the so-called “National Emergency Library” was closing early.  Not because Brewster Kahle did anything wrong, not because he got a Tillis-gram, no no no.  It’s because there are other resources for the “Internet bound.” Internet […]

The Cross of Iron

In a month when we honor the memory of the Normandy invasion, it is well to also remember that no one understands this deadly calculus better than a soldier.  Particularly one who had a lifetime to think over the question and the math–only the price has gone up. Every gun that is made, every warship […]

VE Day in Norway

At midnight of 8 May 1945, German military forces in Norway surrendered to the Allies.  On 10 May this fellow in a kilt, aka Lt. Col. F.R.G. “Bobby” Chew of the Seaforth Highlanders accepted the surrender of German land forces in Norway from General de Boer: Upon accepting the German surrender, Bobby took command of […]