Month: February 2005

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Egyptian Democracy

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In Robert Farley
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On February 28, 2005
I think that Yglesias and Atrios were a bit quick in calling the warblogging right out on the issue of democracy in Egypt. Though I won’t favor him with a link, I hear that the Man from Tennessee has already taken credit on behalf of his brotherhood. However, Matt and Duncan are right to wonder why the […]

Sovereignty

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On February 28, 2005

Missed this on Friday. From the Globe and Mail, via Brian Leiter and Matt Yglesias: The formal announcement Thursday that Canada will refuse any further participation in the controversial U.S. miss

Backlash

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On February 28, 2005

No, not another abortion post–that will be later today. Instead, so that it doesn’t clutter up my 10-best list, a quick note about one of the best pictures of the year. Sideways, now fac

Scorsese

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In General
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On February 27, 2005
Wow, what a kick in the teeth. While marginally better than the overrated Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator was minor Scorsese; we’re not talking 1980 or 1990 here. But given the number of awards the movie won…ouch. Share

Neiwert

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On February 26, 2005

Stop what you’re doing and read this post. What all of them miss, importantly, is the role of movement leaders — particularly Bush, Cheney, Karl Rove, and the neocons — in encouragi

Shorter Sebastian Holsclaw: “The decision of the Kansas Attorney General to create a new policy, exceptionally invasive of the most intimate privacy and transparently overbroad if its purpose was to enforce late-term abortion statutes, proves that pro-choicers are unprincipled.” Wow, I can’t wait for further applications of this newly-minted standard. “Look, if you don’t believe that police can […]

Eymania

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On February 25, 2005

My reaction to some eastern Washington legislators calling for secession? Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. I’d offer cab fare, but your roads are going to disintegra

Ah, Syria

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On February 25, 2005

Credit where due; the Bush administration has found something that Syria is good for. When American torturers don’t get the job done, we give the Syrians a shot: In the fall of 2002 Mr. Arar, a

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