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  Table of Essays 2004


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December 31, 2004
Too greedy

 

December 29, 2004
Following his own advice

 

December 28, 2004
This cod’s for you

 

December 27, 2004
Chicken Little visits the Big Apple

 

December 26, 2004
Claude winner now on sale

 

December 25, 2004
Merry Christmas!

 

December 24, 2004
Feinstein v. Biden

 

December 23, 2004
Things to like about judicial re-nominations

 

December 22, 2004
Fact-finding mission

 

December 20, 2004
Toll Evasion

 

December 20, 2004
Keeping up appearances

 

December 20, 2004
First snow

 

December 19, 2004
Still looking for a gift?

 

December 19, 2004
Living Nativity

 

December 16, 2004
The limits of considerate behavior

 

December 15, 2004
An air of unreality

 

December 14, 2004
We're all just polemicists here

 

December 13, 2004
So would you like that permit, or not?

 

December 12, 2004
Not quite playing to one’s handicap

 

December 11, 2004
Great way to phrase it

 

December 10, 2004
La Red could use some green

 

December 9, 2004
PBS, Procol Harum, and fractured lyrics

 

December 8, 2004
Almost changed my mind

 

December 7, 2004
Anecdotal confirmation

 

December 6, 2004
Rehoboth in December

 

December 5, 2004
Chocolate pralines

 

December 5, 2004
A new edition of Revolt of the Haves?

 

December 4, 2004
Christmas parade

 

December 3, 2004
The Blogger’s Privilege in Delaware

 

December 3, 2004
Dubious blessings of the season

 

December 2, 2004
That was quick

 

December 1, 2004
Cognitive Dissonance

 

December 1, 2004
Signs that make you go "Hmmmn"

 

November 30, 2004
A nice increase among the nation’s smallest businesses

 

November 29, 2004
There’s one in every family

 

November 27, 2004
Short stuff

 

November 26, 2004
Birthday greetings

 

November 24, 2004
Some folks had a big old time with this one

 

November 23, 2004
Fool for love

 

November 22, 2004
More than just Sweet Fifteen

 

November 21, 2004
Bagging it 

 

November 20, 2004
Tactical lessons not yet learned

 

November 18, 2004
An Unexpected Ally

 

November 18, 2004
Nice guys can finish first

 

November 17, 2004
Sunset photoblogging

 

November 16, 2004
Oh please

 

November 15, 2004
Spooking the spooks

 

November 15, 2004
Film Festival finish

 

November 14, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

November 13, 2004
Go along, get along, or get out

 

November 12, 2004
Film Festival mini-ratings

 

November 11, 2004
Rehoboth Independent Film Festival 2004

 

November 10, 2004
A startling admission

 

November 9, 2004
Just enough dummies around here

 

November 8, 2004
Sally's speech

 

November 7, 2004
Motivation 

 

November 7, 2004
Traffic Report

 

November 5, 2004
Not enough of you volunteered, so now you’re all volunteers

 

November 4, 2004
Chill

 

November 3, 2004
A Partial Microcosm?

 

November 2, 2004
Thick and steady

 

November 2, 2004
On Call

 

November 1, 2004
Sweet talking

 

October 31, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

October 30, 2004
Sea Witch Festival

 

October 30, 2004
The last refuge of some scoundrels

 

October 28, 2004
Nothing too subtle, eh?

 

October 27, 2004
Quick links worth reading

 

October 26, 2004
Why no, I won’t be voting for the Libertarian candidate for President. Could you tell?

 

October 25, 2004
Two Claudes for not enough birds in the bush

 

October 25, 2004
You won't find anything about that here, thanks

 

October 24, 2004
Impeccable Sports Logic

 

October 23, 2004
Sea Scallops

 

October 21, 2004
Dog-blogging

 

October 21, 2004
Way beyond a rainy day?

 

October 20, 2004
It had a nice beat, I'd give it an 85

 

October 19, 2004
The limits of liability under the public trust doctrine

 

October 18, 2004
On the money

 

October 17, 2004
The next jazz generation
 

 

October 16, 2004
Not her fault

 

October 15, 2004
Team America

 

October 15, 2004
Fourplay

 

October 14, 2004
Jazz Festival Time

 

October 14, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

October 13, 2004
Field of bad dreams

 

October 13, 2004
The Official Kerry/Edwards Prayer Cloths--a blessing at only $9.95!

October 12, 2004
No sauce for the gander?

 

October 11, 2004
Furry scofflaws

 

October 10, 2004
No new government agency needed, thanks very much 

 

October 9, 2004
Down to one bottle

 

October 8, 2004
Two peas in the AMT pod

 

October 7, 2004
Texas Taxes

 

October 5, 2004
A quick assessment of the Vice-Presidential Debate

 

October 5, 2004
What a guy

 

October 5, 2004
October boating

 

October 4, 2004
A helpful correction
 

 

October 3, 2004
While I wasn't
blogging

 

September 24, 2004
Blog Break

 

September 23, 2004
“Free speech” doesn’t mean you can speak that freely.

 

September 22, 2004
A quick note on the advancement of the English language

 

September 21, 2004
Race Week

 

September 20, 2004
Happy anniversary, Professor Froomkin!

 

September 19, 2004
Bobby Quillen


September 17, 2004
Is Rathergate expanding?

 

September 16, 2004
Separated at birth?

 

September 15, 2004
Not too far out on that limb

 

September 14, 2004
Vodkalanche

 

September 13, 2004
Choir-Preaching

 

September 13, 2004
The perils of persistence

 

September 11, 2004
Remembrance

 

September 10, 2004
In defense of Dan Rather

 

September 10, 2004
What part of “Post No Bills” didn’t you understand?

 

September 8, 2004
On one small condition

 

September 7, 2004
Terrorists succeed where others have failed

 

September 7, 2004
Traffic Report

 

September 6, 2004
That title works

 

September 5, 2004
More futzing with wine and cream sauces

 

September 2, 2004
My fellow Democrat

 

September 1, 2004
In for a peso, in for a dolor

 

August 31, 2004
A reminder of the limits of affirmative action

 

August 30, 2004
Thank you, Steven

 

August 30, 2004
Well-grounded

 

August 29, 2004
ABB, ABK, ABR, ABD

 

August 29, 2004
A note to certain Google searchers

 

August 28, 2004
Another political self-test

 

August 27, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

August 26, 2004
Concert night at the Rehoboth Bandstand

 

August 25, 2004
Brings a whole new meaning to “gone fishin’”

 

August 24, 2004
Most merchants of death are not libertarians

 

August 23, 2004
Blogroll additions

 

August 23, 2004
A bit tetchy?

 

August 19, 2004
The first last

 

August 18, 2004
Update on an old moral

 

August 17, 2004
Told ya

 

August 16, 2004
Character studies

 

August 15, 2004
Meow

 

August 14, 2004
John Kerry, Saturday Night Live comedian

 

August 12, 2004
Straight talk? Not yet.

 

August 11, 2004
Not just for the rich

 

August 10, 2004
The French and St. Paul, speaking as one voice

 

August 10, 2004
Nobody ever said menhaden were smart

 

August 9, 2004
Fish kill

 

August 9, 2004
Not exactly Happy Anniversary

 

August 7, 2004
Let’s hear and see the record

 

August 7, 2004
Traffic Report

 

August 4, 2004
Not that chilly

 

August 4, 2004
A Claude award for a campaign finance headline

 

August 4, 2004
Missed Opportunity

 

August 3, 2004
Screening night

 

August 1, 2004
The wisdom of one's playing partners

 

July 31, 2004
Two quick notes on the Seattle school assignment case

 

July 31, 2004
Reality triumphs once again.

 

July 29, 2004
Be careful what you wish for

 

July 28, 2004
This year’s books, thus far

 

July 28, 2004
Once you get ‘em used to the look, they’ll eat anything--maybe

 

July 27, 2004
Grutter goes to high school

 

July 26, 2004
Prepping for the Film Festival

 

July 25, 2004
Yay, Pete!

 

July 24, 2004
Local lad making good on the world sports stage

 

July 23, 2004
There’s imminent and then there’s imminent

 

July 23, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

July 22, 2004
Notes from the Coastal Empire

 

July 22, 2004
Back again

 

July 18, 2004
Blog break

 

July 17, 2004
We’ve been discovered

 

July 15, 2004
Testing, testing

 

July 15, 2004
Blogroll changes

 

July 14, 2004
Two types of Dads

 

July 14, 2004
If you’re going to have a Green Mile, you can at least make it a clean one.

 

July 12, 2004
Resist the urge to make a Federal case out of every problem.

 

July 12, 2004
Not a blogger, but still

 

July 12, 2004
Priorities

 

July 11, 2004
The perils of drawing attention

 

July 11, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

July 9, 2004
A simple explanation

July 8, 2004
Nice while it lasts

 

July 7, 2004
A chance to correct a mistake

 

July 4, 2004
Ask The Tax Man

 

July 2, 2004
Update on being Number 50

 

July 1, 2004
The (three-mile) limits of state sovereignty

 

June 30, 2004
Win a battle, but probably lose the war

 

June 29, 2004
Photoblogging

 

June 28, 2004
Placard parkers

 

June 27, 2004
Fahrenheit 9/11

June 25, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

June 24, 2004
At last, a new tactic

 


June 24, 2004
Recommended viewing

 

June 23, 2004
We're Number 50!

 

June 22, 2004
Let’s go to the videotape—what? What do you mean, it’s gone?

 

June 21, 2004
Noting the beginning and the end of the day

 

June 20, 2004
Not that hungry, thanks very much.

 

June 18, 2004
Recommended Reading

 

June 17, 2004
Will other state tax credits be challenged, or will Congress block the strategy?

 

June 17, 2004
Charting a conflict of interests

 

June 15, 2004
Consumer guidance

 

June 13, 2004
Chicken Prosciutto

 

June 13, 2004
They're back

 

June 12, 2004
The dog's not exactly a Safire fan, but still

 

June 10, 2004
Recommended reading

 

June 10, 2004
We’re not in it for the money

 

June 8, 2004
Traffic Report

 

June 5, 2004
Blogging Break

 

June 3, 2004
White dresses

 

June 1, 2004
Four Claudes, standing in line

 

May 31, 2004
Notes to Mariners

 

May 30, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

May 29, 2004
The immutable laws of supply and demand hit the beach

 

May 28, 2004
The social compact of the gas tax

 

May 27, 2004
Surprise me. Please.

 

May 26, 2004
Thank you, Mayor Daley

 

May 25, 2004
No marriage penalty here, unless you want one, and if you can marry here in the first place

 

May 23, 2004
In which I appreciate Max Sawicky’s honest approach to policy arguments, with a few minor quibbles.

 

May 22, 2004
Carpe Crab

 

May 21, 2004
What fools must they think us tax-paying mortals be?

 

May 20, 2004
Cost benefit analysis and highway construction

 

May 19, 2004
Quick hits

 

May 18, 2004
Will Rogers was right

 

May 17, 2004
Ramping up for more litigation

 

May 16, 2004
Family pride


May 16, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

May 14, 2004
Personality clues on the office wall

 

May 13, 2004
A local "tax honesty" advocate caught in a lie

 

May 12, 2004
A brutal reminder

 

May 11, 2004
Graceless

 

May 10, 2004
Fooled again at the beach

 

May 9, 2004
Happy Mother's Day

 

May 9, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

May 7, 2004
Traffic Report

 

May 6, 2004
Couldn’t help grinning

 

May 5, 2004
Big changes for the local connection to Wayne’s World

 

May 4, 2004
A bit too thin-skinned

 

May 4, 2004
What they said

 

May 2, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

May 2, 2004
Note to Self

 

April 30, 2004
Probably should have just paid her the money

 

April 29, 2004
The improving economy

 

April 28, 2004
Back Again

 

April 22, 2004
Spring Break

 

April 21, 2004
Failed nations, foul water, and free markets

 

April 20, 2004
A little less editing might have helped

 

April 20, 2004
Don’t want to be around for the brain freeze

 

April 19, 2004
One less accessory

 

April 18, 2004
Spring comes to Rehoboth Beach

 

April 18, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

April 16, 2004
Maybe they just changed their minds?

 

April 14, 2004
Misplaced disincentive

 

April 13, 2004
The clash of cultures continues—this time in Tennessee

 

April 12, 2004
Didn’t work then--won’t work now

 

April 11, 2004
Uncommon Brilliance

 

April 11, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

April 9, 2004
Tip Jar

 

April 8, 2004
What she said

 

April 7, 2004
Update on ticketing disparities

 

April 6, 2004
Leveraging one’s way into the federal penitentiary

 

April 5, 2004
Not all group disparities are bad—some are a mystery, and some are far worse

 

April 4, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

April 4, 2004
Update on veal therapy

 

April 3, 2004
Blogging at the cutting edge

 

April 2, 2004
Creating an entertainment niche

 

April 1, 2004
LBJ must be smiling right now

 

March 30, 2004
Update on the Rhode Island State Senate Redistricting Case

 

March 29, 2004
113,000 reasons not to be cute about bute

 

March 29, 2004
Get well, Stuart

 

March 28, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

March 26, 2004
In which I agree with Tom Daschle

 

March 25, 2004
Never on Sunday

 

March 24, 2004
Recommended policy wonk reading

 

March 23, 2004
More on putting up or shutting up

 

March 22, 2004
A place to call home

 

March 22, 2004
Watching the other side

 

March 22, 2004
Season Opener

 

March 21, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

March 19, 2004
Put up or shut up

 

March 18, 2004
Foggy morning

 

March 18, 2004
NCAAs

 

March 17, 2004
Don’t hold back--tell us how you really feel.

 

March 16, 2004
Didn't really need to create a new name

 

March 15, 2004
Fool me once….

 

March 14, 2004
Some fun with white wine and cream 

 

March 14, 2004
Shameless self-promotion

 

March 12, 2004
In Memoriam

 

March 12, 2004
A local example of a national enforcement policy

 

March 10, 2004
Not all that Libertarian--thankfully

 

March 10, 2004
Expressing an old sentiment in a new way

 

March 9, 2004
A double-edged conundrum

 

March 9, 2004
Traffic Report

 

March 9, 2004
OC's Prodigal Boy Returneth

 

March 8, 2004
Religious fervor is no substitute for first filling out the forms

 

March 6, 2004
How not to downzone

 

March 5, 2004
The Passion of the Christ

 

March 3, 2004
Not-so-super Tuesday

 

March 3, 2004
Recommended Reading

 

March 2, 2004
A stinging sensation

 

March 1, 2004
Cookware Color Commentary

 

March 1, 2004
Leaping toward spring

 

February 28, 2004
Hard to appeal what was never decided in the first place

 

February 26, 2004
Yet another truly remarkably stupid thing to say

 

February 25, 2004
Alan Greenspan—not exactly Pollyanna, is he?

 

February 24, 2004
Wonking around

 

February 23, 2004
A fake crime in interstate commerce remains a crime nonetheless

 

February 21, 2004
Causing an uproar with quiet dignity

 

February 20, 2004
Recommended Reading

 

February 20, 2004
Not just a family-friendly place

 

February 18, 2004
Press Release Lawsuits

 

February 17, 2004
Good breeding pays off

 

February 17, 2004
Interesting choice in the background

 

February 16, 2004
Wishing doesn’t make it so, especially when you need an expert

 

February 15, 2004
A two-Claude headline for a story that might be going AWOL itself

 

February 14, 2004
Retail Support Brigade, Maritime Division*

 

February 13, 2004
Family Pride

 

February 12, 2004
You can’t always make someone else do what you said you’d do yourself

 

February 11, 2004
Pulling together over pullets

 

February 10, 2004
Maintaining a sense of history

 

February 9, 2004
The musical inspiration of Eugene Volokh

 

February 8, 2004
A rare treat on tax policy

 

February 8, 2004
Traffic Report

 

February 7, 2004
Pebble Beach—Oooooh.

 

February 6, 2004
Three Claudes for a belated recognition of reality

 

February 5, 2004
Recommended Readings on Human Behavior

 

February 4, 2004
The last victim

 

February 3, 2004
Not so much targeting blight—more like blighting Target

 

February 3, 2004
Light turnout

 

February 2, 2004
Rush Hour

 

February 1, 2004
Veal therapy, with mustard and Pinot Grigio

 

February 1, 2004
All quiet on the primary front here

 

January 30, 2004
Joementum comes to Delaware

 

January 29, 2004
Ecclesiastes comes to Cocoa

 

January 29, 2004
An hour after sunrise

 

January 29, 2004
A different kind of affirmative action

 

January 28, 2004
Blogroll Changes 'n' Stuff

 

January 27, 2004
Techno/sports geeks unite

 

January 26, 2004
The proper limits of political discourse

 

January 26, 2004
Two Claudes for a campaign strategery story

 

January 24, 2004
Messing about in the kitchen on a cold winter evening

 

January 23, 2004
Howard Dean's Joe Biden Moment

 

January 22, 2004
Nice work, if states can get it

 

January 21, 2004
Child’s play

 

January 20, 2004
Book Reviews and the Internet

 

January 19, 2004
Crawfish (crabmeat) pie

 

January 19, 2004
A conservative approach to emancipation

 

January 18, 2004
Positive politics

 

January 17, 2004
This audit’s for you

 

January 16, 2004
A flair for understatement

 

January 15, 2004
Federalism and deal-making

 

January 15, 2004
The pause that didn’t refresh

 

January 15, 2004
Back to Blogging 

 

January 12, 2004
Blog Break

 

January 11, 2004
The cutting edge in musical theater

 

January 10, 2004
Annals of tax crime

 

January 9, 2004
New Mississippi mascot--why not a parrot?

 

January 9, 2004
Life’s Little Ironies

 

January 8, 2004
By now it probably tastes just like a blue suede shoe

 

January 7, 2004
Second Anniversary and Traffic Report

 

January 6, 2004
What is it with these Senators?

 

January 5, 2004
Deconstruction taken to an extreme

 

January 4, 2004
The Beach in Winter

January 4, 2004
Nicely done turns of phrase

January 3, 2004
So doctor-shopping charges are rarely filed against anyone.
And this is a big deal because why?

 

January 2, 2004
Three Claudes for a classic bit of American political science

 

January 2, 2004
Strutting their stuff 

 

January 1, 2004
Media-Savvy Tactics in a Circus Atmosphere

 

January 1, 2004
Happy New Year

 


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