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Linguist/translator. Focus: Criminal justice, international human rights, copyright/patent reform. Politics: Spinozan, Laphamesque, left-libertarian. Kossack since summer '02.

Diaries published: 67 (907 days since last diary on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 09:25 AM PST)

Comments posted: 2464 (73 days since last comment on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 06:31 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 924

Total Comment Ratings: 3262

Most Recommended Diary: Mother Jones Calls Out "Phony" Clinton Surge Polls , 320 comments, 292 recommends

People Following Maxwell: 10

Maxwell's Most Recent Diaries:

While diaries are being penned to calculate polling error and sort the wheat from the chaff, a crucial detail is being neglected: votes are still being counted nationwide. In fact, provisional ...
by Maxwell
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 09:25 AM PST with 38 Recommends
On a night of galactic triumph, there needs to be one clearinghouse post for the most godawful polling calls of the 2012 cycle. Time to gloat, Kossacks! Who blew it bigtime? Suffolk, Rasmussen, ...
by Maxwell
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM PST with 2 Recommends
"We've gotta give them light."
by Maxwell
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 27, 2010 at 12:38 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
When I woke up this morning and checked the internets just a little after 8 am PST and found that John McCain had chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate, this was the first image that came to mind:
by Maxwell
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
(No not that one...) One name that has been barely mentioned among the many persons offered up to be Barack Obama's running-mate is the one that may offer the most surprise and the most upside. He'...
by Maxwell
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 07:34 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
It's easy to get wrapped up in the small stuff. Primary season is heated, and we're all entranced to some degree by polls, the horse race, the snubs and the flubs. Trivia and the politics of ...
by Maxwell
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 01:43 PM PST with 5 Recommends

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