Month: May 2005

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More compromise

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On May 24, 2005
Glad to see I’m not alone in my reaction. Kos is making the case for it, and of course if he is correct that this gets us a signifigantly less noxious SC justice in the long run, than I’ll concede the point. But I’m just not sure why we should believe that will be the […]

The compromise

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On May 23, 2005

This is a completely instant reaction with no reflection, but it doesn’t seem that great to me. It’s not like appellate court judges don’t have a real impact. I’ll be happier i

The Imperial Project

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On May 23, 2005
Damn useful corrective to Niall Ferguson in the March 3 London Review of Books. Bernard Porter reviews books by Caroline Elkins and David Anderson on the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. Also see Neal Ascherson’s review of the same books in the April 7 NYRB, available by subscription only. The British declared the Kenya Emergency […]

A Liberal Blog?

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On May 23, 2005
I have no desire to refight the Tacitus war here, or to contribute to the skirmishes in that war which have taken place at Daily Kos and other locations. Due fairness to the other side, however, mandates some attention to this nonsense. Atrios professes stupefaction that this study (PDF) lists tacitus.org as a “liberal blog.” […]

NASCAR Projectors

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On May 23, 2005

Roy Edroso notes that Glenn Reynolds linked to a review of a couple books about NASCAR that was, indeed, bad enough to be a cover story of the Times book review (and apparently they ran out of books b

Karzai

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On May 22, 2005
The New York Times headline reads U.S. Memo Faults Afghan Leader on Heroin Fight. It ought to read U.S. Memo Finds that Hamid Karzai is Neither Stupid nor Insane. Some policymakers in this administration would like to believe that the interests of US established leaders are identical to the interests of the United States. In […]
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