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It would be nice if politicians’ weblogs represented a step up in direct, honest language. Tom Watson is certainly setting the standard: “there is no doubt we got keelhauled yesterday”.

A crime against us all 

Talking Points Memo has a fascinating interview with ambassador Joseph Wilson. “A crime against the United Nations should have been perceived as a crime against us all, and we should have been much more aggressive in ensuring that we did everything we could to help the United Nations through that period.”

Data mining 

Sydney Brenner: “The definition of data mining: what’s my data is mine and what’s yours is also mine.” Via Richard Gayle.

The good news  

Ted Barlow has some encouraging data on US presidential politics from Donkey Rising.

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