Kara Swisher

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PoliticoPlaybook TV: The State of the Union as High School Musical

Until the writers’ strike in Hollywood is over–who knew it would go on this long?–BoomTown has decided to offer suggestions about stuff to watch.

Sure, James Kotecki is no Jon Stewart and is a bit goofy in an endearing preppy style as announcer.

But his short video recaps of politics with a touch of sweet snark for the Web site Politico.com (based on Mike Allen’s online column) is well done and even helpful.

Here’s the most recent one:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik