Month: May 2005

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Okrent vs. Krugman turns out just as expected: Believe me — I could go on, as could a number of readers more sophisticated about economic matters than I am. (Among these are several who, like me, generally align themselves politically with Prof. Krugman, but feel he does himself and his cause no good when he […]

One Year

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On May 31, 2005

On May 31, 2004, three University of Washington blowhards grew tired of spouting prepared rants at one another and decided to found a blog. For an address, they adopted the word “lefarkins,̶

Ozon

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On May 31, 2005
While I can understand why my county has the reputation of being a cultural wasteland, it should be noted that right here in bucolic, provincial Astoria the brilliant young French director Francois Ozon will be presenting his new movie this Saturday. (I will, of course, be out of town.) If you don’t live in the […]

Memorial Day

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On May 30, 2005

My uncle died seven years before I was born. My uncle Patrick also served in Vietnam, and my father volunteered in 1965, but was turned away because of a minor heart defect. I would not say that my fa

Maybe Feuer will answer what seems to me the great mystery of the press in Iraq: Why American reporters, almost to a man, had a more pessimistic view of the war than seems to have been warranted. I don’t think you can simply say they were blindered by anti-war or anti-Bush ideology: these are conscientious, […]

That’s it. . .

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On May 29, 2005

No constitution for the EU. Might be able to pull it off without the UK, but France is critical. The Netherlands, another original EEC member, is also hostile. Frankly, I think it’s a bad decisi

Bubble

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On May 28, 2005

On Thursday, good old Neil Cavuto interviewed a pair of real estate CEOs on the potential existence of a housing bubble in the United States. Set aside, for a moment, the question of whether interview

Mariners

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On May 28, 2005

The Seattle Mariners have not played well thus far in the 2005 baseball season. They stand at 18-29, third place in the AL West and one game ahead of Oakland. The record is slightly worse that what wo

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