early morning links!

I took quijax to the airport this morning and am now at work, so here are some links so I don’t fall asleep!

– George Will writes a column saying global warming is bunk. (and then I had to check my nonexistent watch to ensure that it was still the year 2009) Nate Silver and Talking Points Memo point out the crazy inaccuracies.

– I was grabbing breakfast and caffeine at Starbucks this morning, and happened to see this story in The USA Today: Supreme Court case with the feel of a best seller. The lede:

In a small town, a local resident claims wrongdoing by a big corporation and wins a multimillion-dollar award after a jury trial. The corporation’s CEO then pumps enough campaign money into a judicial election to get a new judge on the state supreme court. During an appeal, that judge casts a critical vote siding with the corporation — and reversing the resident’s victory.

It’s a Grisham novel and West Virginia, all in one! That is some terrible…something.

– Michael Lewis (he of Moneyball fame) writes a basketball piece about Shane Battier of the Houston Rockets. (go Rockets!) Despite his terrible “traditional” statistics, he does a lot of things that make the people around him play better, especially defense. I haven’t watched a game of basketball in a few years but still enjoyed the article a lot.

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Nate Silver predicts the Oscars – he’s kinda the golden boy of predicting things now!

Magenta Ain’t A Color – neat, weird.

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