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Thoughts on Thirteen Years of Blogging

Thoughts on Thirteen Years of Blogging

Over the weekend – on September 10, specifically – this blog turned 13 years old. In the world of blogs that’s a veritable eternity. To put that number into perspective, earlier this year the World Wide Web turned 25 years old. This blog a little more than half as old as the web. It’s strange to

"The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist"

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a blogger shouldn’t be treated any differently from a traditional journalist in a defamation case. “The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist, formally affiliated with traditional news entities, engaged in conflict-of-interest disclosure, went beyond just

Light Posting Open Thread

I’ll hitting the road this weekend. I’ll be in Dallas, TX this weekend attending Freedom Works’ BlogCon event. It should be a good time, and they’ve even invited me to sit on a panel discussing local blogging. Using the online medium to facilitate reporting, information sharing and discussion is something I’m passionate about, but it’s

Boston Pandemonium Open Thread

I’ve been neglecting blogging duties today, having become absorbed of the shoot-outs and manhunts going on in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Perhaps the most interesting development today has been the ties between the alleged bombers and radicalized Islam. This photo of a Russian social media profile has one of the suspects identifying his world-view

SayAnythingBlog.com Makes List Of Top 100 American Conservative Websites

According to this listing of American conservative websites, based on Alexa rankings, Say Anything is in the top 100. As of January 1st, SAB is ranked #86, up a few places from #89 in October of 2012. These lists pop up now and then, but I haven’t linked to one in a while. In the

Something Is Wrong With Our Priorities When University Sports Coaches Make More Than Governors

Earlier today I wrote about proposed increases in pay for North Dakota’s executive branch elected officials. Per Governor Jack Dalrymple’s proposed budget, the officials (including the governor himself) would get an 11.4% increase in pay by 2015 over their 2012 levels. People tend to get pretty wound up about how much public officials make, but