Heather Kelly Courtney

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Opening OpenStack: A New Certification Initiative Challenges Red Hat

OpenStack, the open-source cloud infrastructure project, has a lot of community activity. Perhaps too much, as I’ve argued before.<p>There are at least two ways to tame the OpenStack community beast. One is to have a dominant vendor step in and orchestrate order. The second is to take a more bottom-up …

Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today

Senators have long considered any change to filibuster rules to be "the nuclear option." But the recent action by Democrats to limit the use of filibusters in blocking most presidential nominations didn't go nearly far enough.<p>Now is the time to get rid of the<p>Senate's archaic and abusive filibuster …

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So, why did she elope?

My husband and I were out with friends at El Carmen on 3rd Street recently. As we sat at the table drinking jalapeño margaritas, the couple we were with asked us the question everybody asks.<p>"Why did you elope?" the woman wanted to know. "What made you decide to get married so quickly?"<p>Alex and I …

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In Just A Few Hours We Will See The Depth Of China's Economic Slowdown

China will release it's official PMI at 9 p.m. ET. Economists polled by Bloomberg are looking for manufacturing to slow to 49.8 in July, from 50.1 the previous month.<p>If PMI falls below the contractionary level of 50, this will be the first time it has done so since September 2012.<p>This is followed …

George Zimmerman Not Off the Hook (Maybe) ... FEDS Could Prosecute

The <b>U.S. Department of Justice</b> is now investigating the shooting death of <b>Trayvon Martin</b> ... meaning, if slapped with federal charges, <b>George Zimmerman</b> …

Law and Justice and George Zimmerman

The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.<p>In the next few hours and days you'll likely be inundated with analysis and commentary and solemn expressions of outrage or joy about …

Zimmerman saga was all about race

Let’s get real<p>Because it happened in America, the trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was all about race. And because it happened in America, the people who benefit politically from the same invidious forces that led both to Trayvon Martin’s killing, and the acquittal …