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How Did “Deportation” Become a Dirty Word?

This is inspired by a New York Times editorial: Yes He Can, on Immigration As a liberal, I do not understand why liberals are calling for the President to selectively execute the law. This amounts to making up his own … Continue reading

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Blame the Test

This is inspired by a New York Times article: Standing Up to Testing Patents are declining public standardized┬átests for their kids in what has become known as the “opt-out movement”. While I’m sure their kids are happy to┬ácomply, is it … Continue reading

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Exposing Privates

Let’s say I have foo.h class Foo { public: void Complicated(); private: void Helper(); int my_data_; }; Helper is kind of complicated too -> I want to be able to test it, but it shouldn’t be a public member of … Continue reading

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Educating Myself on Personal Finance

I recently finished reading A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and I’ve just started reading Irrational Exuberance. Financial literacy seems like the sort of thing that ought be taught in high school. Sadly, one learns hardly anything of practical value … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Imperial Tea Court

If you’ve been drinking Lipton your whole life, consider this your initiation to the world of tea. Easily one of the best tea places in the Bay Area, come find out why billions of people around the world have made … Continue reading

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Assault Rifles

If you are asking what the technical lawyer definition of “assault rifle” is, you are missing the point entirely. The definitions that are on the books were crafted to minimize the impact on gun manufacturers. What actually matters is how … Continue reading

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Freedom to Deluge

I think it’s fair to say that most people would find it disgusting to learn that political spending by a small cabal of big donors play a decisive role in elections in this country, especially if those donors are from … Continue reading

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