Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tim.

So live, that when thy summons comes to join   The innumerable caravan, which moves   To that mysterious realm, where each shall take   His chamber in the silent halls of death,   Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,   Scourged to … Continue reading

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The Oroville Dam… and extrapolation to the national implications.

Two weeks ago, the risks posed by the Oroville dam occupied relatively few minds. But in the days since its near-failure and the evacuation of 200,000 people downstream, it’s become a household word. The news media have devoted much ink … Continue reading

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To march? Or not to march?

“…ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy. “If you want a barge to move, and you kick it, you just hurt your foot. But if you … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, outside the Beltway…

For me, the week after the annual AMS meeting each year is usually a week of catch-up in my home DC-based office. But this year finds me instead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I’m sitting in as a member of … Continue reading

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Amicus.

Amicus briefs are legal documents filed in appellate court cases by non-litigants with a strong interest in the subject matter. The briefs advise the court of relevant, additional information or arguments that the court might wish to consider. An amicus … Continue reading

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