I want to hire Ted Friedman
You might wonder why I'd hire Ted. Well, it's simply because he is The World's Worst Reporter. He says so himself. It's worth a close read.
Buy low and sell high. It's hard to beat the price of the World's Worst Reporter. In the right context, Ted could be a profitable investment. He reminds me of someone...
a note on social welfare programs
The context for this note is the public policy debate that we'll be entering in a few scant weeks when the sequestration debate is taken up in connection to the slightly post-poned debt ceiling debate. Here are some progressive talking...'
The GOP has won
This quick note of a post is a bit unusual because of how it came to be: I had a very brief, pleasant, 140-character chat on Twitter with Dave Winer. This piece continues that conversation which started when Winer...
Gun regulation and surveillance by the state
In reaction to recent mass shootings, liberals and progressives across the nation are allegedly enthusiastic about beefing up federal gun regulation. The NRA is finally on the ropes, it is oddly presumed against all evidence. Now is the time for...
Berkeleyside ponders whether we're bashing homeless folks hard enough'
As though they actually care, Berkeleyside has invited its always opinionated commentariate to weigh in on the remarkable question: Has it gotten harder to be homeless in Berkeley, a subject about which the typical Berkeleyside reader is surely expert. To...
"new journalism" not dead yet
Ted Friedman has an excellent piece up: EXCLUSIVE! On Berkeley's Telegraph, Few Creatures Stirred X-Mas Eve -- Or Did They? He returned briskly, saying, "what was I thinking? I don't have anywhere else to go."...
i think we're all winston smith on this bus'
You've probably already heard about San Francisco's plans to bug public transit busses. So it is a bit redundant to mention that we used to commonly believe it would be bad to implement George Orwell's vision of a world of...'
Berkeley reporter on the beat
Remembering an era when people mostly beat about the bush Ted Friedman wraps his grasp firmly around the topic of masterbation and its cultural evolution in a time of "sex positive" student columnists and bureacratized curration of general knowledge. It's...'
Today in banking outrages
You may have heard of banks that are "too big to fail" but how about banks that are "too big to indict"? That's the dilemma regulators faced in the case of British multinational bank HSBC Holdings. Several outlets are reporting...'