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Adam Hesterberg
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It's still "possible" to avoid horribly grim outcomes, but ... not likely.
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Teary-eyed with pride.
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Only 15% of Bostonians support retributively killing Tsarnaev. If you picked a random jury to try him, the chance of getting one that would give him the death penalty would be less than one in a billion. Even supposing that whatever details of the trial aren't public would convince anyone not deadset against the death penalty, the odds would be less than one in a thousand.

But prosecutors are allowed to and did select only from that tiny minority for jury members. I guess those willing to kill people are Tsarnaev's peers?
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The nuclear option for nominees is a good start, but the damage done by blocked bills has been even worse.
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The thing is, I think right now there are not 51 Senate votes in favor of ending the filibuster on legislation, precisely because of the reasoning that I gave: it would be of no immediate practical benefit. You're actually more likely to get the necessary 51 votes at some hypothetical future point when the Democrats control the House.
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The UK censors the news, then censors the news about censoring the news. Seems in need of some Streisand Effecting. 
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I'll talk about my undergraduate graph theory thesis, with an open problem or two at the end.
Graph Minors MOP seminar
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Ah, that would explain why I can't map it to anywhere at MIT, say. :-)  Except that a bunch of us know a Stever who went to MIT.
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"I think that 60 votes could end America's ability to govern itself."
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Jerry Brown though.... he's defunding Californian education systems... :(
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Baby steps toward a functional government!
The U.S. Senate enacted a major change to its rules, paving the way to allow a simple majority to confirm nominees for executive branch jobs and most judicial posts.
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How anti-Semitism made me care about Israel. I'm anti-Semitic. Well, at least, that's what people were saying. I'd noticed … Read more » · Schmemann of International New York Times: “The U.S. cannot withdraw from the world”. As the United States debates what its role ought to be in the ...
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"The government will guarantee [the nuclear power plant constructors] a price of up to 92.50 pounds ($150) per megawatt-hour of electricity for 35 years"---isn't this more than Germany (or anywhere else) does for solar power?
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Pesto: Mathcamp, atheism, MIT, ET, Princeton, math, Set Mao, board games, puzzles, US, ILO, Seattle
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IMC 2011 "Grand First Prize". ILO 2007 1st place. MathCounts 2003 1st place.
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    (Applied) Mathematics, 2012 - present
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    Mathematics, 2007 - 2011
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