this & that
- It's Extrajudicial Killings Week over at Wronging Rights. So many choices; so little time!
- Chris Blattman has a great summary of the H-Africa controversy over the New York Times' Africa coverage, which, as we've noted here many times before, is atrocious. There's really no excuse; the NYT has the best factchecking machine in the business, but apparently they don't make nearly enough cell phone calls to Africa (or do some simple Google searches) to confirm stories. But, hey, if you're okay with Nick Kristof printing things that are demonstrably false, keep on reading.
- Snap! A professor lets the pope have it. (Dear Catholic readers, I'm not advocating the impeachement of the pope. The piece is interesting because it points out that condom promotion is actually much more pro-life than the Church's current position. Please don't send me hate mail.)
- Here's a brilliant analysis of the politics of the President's March Madness bracket.
- Oh, W. Stop talking.
- One of my students just wrote to say that he'd changed a Wikipedia entry that was out-of-line on what I taught the class about the 2003 Texas redistricting scandal last week. It's still wrong. Sigh.
- SXSW music started last night. You can practically smell the eau de hipster in the Austin air. It's equal parts arrogance and practiced nonchalance with a slight bouquet of ennui.