About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Grad Student Deconstructs

Grad Student Deconstructs Take-Out Menu. Thanks to my friend Esta for the link. As he noted, “Someone ought to tell the folks at Social Text that this is a joke before they publish it.”

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Overheard from a Ted Kennedy

Overheard from a Ted Kennedy staffer. I always thought there was a bit more to the Chappiquiddick story than is commonly understood. Staffers in Ted Kennedy’s office tell the story (after a few beers) that Kennedy wasn’t driving the car. Rather, he was drunk and passed out in the back seat of the car. Mary Jo Kopechne drove it off the bridge. A drunk Kennedy managed to get out and stumble away. He didn’t do anything to save her because in his drunken stupor he was oblivious to what had happened. Sad and despicable, perhaps, but not criminal in so far as he wasn’t driving.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports that all “independent operators” — i.e., people who work out of home full-time or part-time — will face new restrictions and costs in D.C. Failure to comply by August 31 will incur fines. This includes licensing for home-based journalists and even kids mowing lawns. What’s more, very few people even know about the new requirements, because the agency that is supposed to enforce it “ran out of money” and hasn’t yet advertised. (Tapped says this is enough to force a conversion to libertarianism.)

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