anywhere north of the south pole such that, after walking south one mile, the "circumference" of that latitude is one mile, or some integer fraction (e.g., 1 mile west results in 4 "laps"), then one mile "north" will return to same starting point.
There's your problem. Distilling the work of thousands of people collaborating together over the course of literal decades into a 'brand' just because it has some narrative and authorial connections to previous works isn't doing you any favours when you've had to degenerate to a 'no true scotsman' argument.
Actually, Carter was a complete fluke, a result of post-Watergate Repub scrambling and the new Dem primary nominating procedures introduced by McGovern.
But that's a lot less sexy than your conspiracy, isn't it?
As for Halperin, welcome to the club. I'm pretty sure blogging was partially invented just to bag on him
All I've ever seen about it is Left-wingers saying we must have it. I've gathered that it's about getting government to interfere with the free market, by telling carriers that they can't charge more for premium levels of service.
Fuck me. It's not like slashdot has decades of articles and comments on this very issue which would help you not sound like such a tool.
In other words, either you or Stoolpigeon will be the one turning the lights off.
If you can't get the citizenry outraged over the 9/11 fuckup what makes you think they'll even wake up for that nothingburger?
I love the smell of moral absolutism in the morning. Keep fucking that chicken.