Month: November 2004

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Musings on the Ukraine

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In Robert Farley
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On November 29, 2004
I’m in more or less complete agreement with Matthew Yglesias on the Ukraine issue. The interests and ideological convictions of the United States dovetail nicely in Eastern Europe. It is good to favor a transparent, reliable electoral process in the Ukraine both because democracy is good and because such an outcome will be favorable to the […]

RaLouche

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On November 29, 2004

Regular reader Kat points out that someone has finally stood up to the greatest menace afflicting the University of Washington community; those goddamn Larouchies. Photos here, discussion here. It i

It’s the Passing Game, Stupid

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In General
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On November 28, 2004
This is obviously of trivial importance compared with the feeble attempts to debunk the Lancet article, but I’m glad to see David Leonhardt tackle a form of reactionary innumeracy that becomes an annoyance on Sundays: the argument that running is the key to success in the NFL. Part of this is just old-fart prejudice, but […]

Bad Arguments

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On November 27, 2004

I can’t decide if Ampersand at Alas, A Blog is a saint for the time and patience he devotes to refuting bad anti-SSM arguments put forth in various quarters of the blogosphere I have no inclina

More hatchet jobs, Part I

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In General
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On November 24, 2004
I know we defeated Dems are supposed to be getting in touch with what blue-state urbanites like Nik Kristof consider to be “red state” culture. But if this consists of a movie adapted from a treacly ode to conformity by John Grisham, written by Chris Colombus, starring Tim Allen and directed by the auteur of America’s Sweethearts […]

Lou Dobbs

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On November 23, 2004

I’ve been falling into the bad habit of not bringing reading material to the gym, which leads to dangerous things–namely, prolonged exposure to Lou Dobbs tonight on CNN. This toxic experie

The abortion rider

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In General
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On November 22, 2004
Fortunately, you won’t be getting yet another interminable abortion post from me; instead, I can direct you to Julie Saltman, who points out that the recent abortion rider attached to the omnibus bill is clearly unconstitutional under current doctrine, and also eloquently attacks the self-destructive myth that returning abortion to the legislatures will diffuse the underlying conflict. […]

Malnutrition

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On November 22, 2004

This is getting some attention. Pretty shocking that invading a country and destroying its institutions of health and security leads to an increased rate of child malnutrition. One would almost begin

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