Wednesday, March 15, 2006


If anyone has seen Syriana, a recent hollywood film concerning the oil industry, they should check out this thread of mine at Internet Movie Database (free reg required). I found this film to have some ridiculous plot lines. As liberal commentator Matthew Yglesia says, "portraying oil companies as the sole drivers of American mideast policy strikes me as a bit daft".
If you've seen the film I recommend this discussion between George Clooney (who won best supporting actor for his role), writer Steven Gaghan (who spent 2 years travelling the Middle East for research) and former CIA officer Robert Baer (author of See No Evil - the starting point for the movie).

"Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"
Further articles on Originalism:
Jon Hanson and Adam Benforado on Why the Supreme Court makes justices more liberal