Month: January 2005

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How to stop being an opposition party

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On January 31, 2005
The Bonassus, Daniel Geffen, actually turns to the research…. a) Adjust your policies to be more like the other (more successful) party’s? b) Stick to your guns and maintain the same policy positions (or move farther away from the other party)? c) Innovate: find a new set of policies to champion? ….So what does history tell […]

Wingnut Translator

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On January 30, 2005

One of the difficulties any rational person has with Gregg Easterbrook’s review of Jared Diamond is that he is simply speaking a different, wingnuttier dialect of the English language. Once you

Bobo in Hell

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On January 30, 2005
This is on Book TV right now. Bobo, the Derb, and Christina Hoff Summers discuss I Am Gene Simmons. And it’s as bad as it sounds. Bobo, of course, uses this to recycle anecdotes about college students from On Remainder Tables and complain about how colleges are no longer trying to “build character,” which seems to mean “preventing them […]

Giving McCarthyism A Bad Name

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On January 29, 2005
Max Sawicky and Oliver Willis find hate-filled reactionary academic Glenn Reynolds making an argument that would have to accrue several levels of plausibility and empirical support to rise to the level of being specious. (No link to InstaCohn.) You particularly have to like the claim that “the right has done a better job of muzzling and […]

Mission Aborted

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On January 28, 2005

Yes, I’m afraid we have another article about how the Democrats who need to admit that women who get abortions are immoral and tragic victims, this time by Andrew Sullivan (subscribers only) wh

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