Month: March 2005

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The Detail After That

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On March 31, 2005
Hmm. I’m skeptical of sequels of 32 year old films, and I can’t say I’ve been racking my brain wondering what Bad Ass Buddusky did with the rest of his life. In all likelihood, we’re watching a disaster in the making. Nonetheless, I’m mildly intrigued. I’m in the know of an exciting new project coming […]

The Post on Wolfowitz

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On March 31, 2005

I’ve been trying to break my lifelong habit of reading far too much of the New York Times, which causes me all kinds of psychic consternation. (There’s half a dozen names–Gerth, Nago

Predictions

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On March 31, 2005

The Seattle Mariners begin their 29th campaign this Monday at Safeco Field against the Minnesota Twins. Last year, the Mariners went a healthy 63-99, their worst record since the heady days of 1992, w

Chapter 12 1993 was one of the most remarkable in the history of the American Republic, as the increase in the top marginal tax rate sent shockwaves through American society. In a sign of things to come, 1992 National League MVP Barry Bonds retired from baseball, walking away from his new contract with the San […]

Outsourcing

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On March 30, 2005
If Blogger had been showing any signs of working yesterday, I was planning to write about an even more self-paradoic than usual Steven Landsburg column and the terminal stages of Nat Hentoff’s descent into wingnuttery (come back Christopher Hitchens, all is forgiven.) Fortunately, Mark Kleiman has already said what need to be said on both […]

Wingnut wonkery

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On March 30, 2005

It’s not uncommon for those on our side of the aisle to engage in what we call wonkery–playing around with ideas for tweaking and improving policy, regardless of the political feasibility

Lovecraft Lives

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On March 30, 2005
Following hard upon the greatest thing ever comes this, which is clearly proof that H.P. Lovecraft did not die in 1937, but is with us still, and apparently writing in Hollywood. NBC once again offers viewers a peek behind the entertainment curtain as it re-visits the 1970s classic comedy “Mork & Mindy” in this new […]

Cope India Redux

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On March 30, 2005

Quite a while ago, I wrote a post on the Cope India exercise. This was a cooperative exercise between the USAF and the Indian Air Force. The surprising outcome of the exercise was Indian victory, to t

No Plan "B"

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On March 29, 2005

The European Union has a plan “B” in the case of a non-ratification vote from the United Kingdom. Although any ratification failure formally scuttles the EU constitution, the Commission an

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