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Thursday, January 08, 2004

Nothing Much

It was disappointing to read in today’s Los Angeles Times that the leader of Hong Kong caved to pressure from the PRC’s communist party boss and backed away from issuing a timetable for political reform.

Here in Maryland, pols are going round and round about slots.

And while the exploration of Mars is interesting, I just couldn’t get worked up about a Slate discussion of whether colonizing other planets is humans’ manifest destiny or potentially an environmental travesty.