Month: May 2005

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An Election Delayed?

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On May 17, 2005
An intriguing development in Canadian politics. With the Liberal government hanging by a thread, key Conservative Party founder and leadership runner-up Belinda Stronach has defected to the Liberals and will be joining Martin’s cabinet. (With bonus gossip implications!) This makes it likely that the Liberals will survive the non-confidence vote set for Thursday. The additional […]
I think Matt and Praktike are missing the point regarding the sinking of an USN aircraft carrier in a conflict over Taiwan. I seriously doubt that the Chinese military leadership thinks that sinking the Kitty Hawk or the Nimitz will force the US to back down. Rather, they’re pursuing a deterrent effect. Naval commanders are […]

Peasants with books=WWIII

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On May 16, 2005

Just in case you didn’t see the link in the comments on Rob’s first Kurtz post below, the Kaplan piece in The Atlantic that (in part) inspired Kurtz’ latest bit of paranoid Huntingto

It Gets Worse

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On May 16, 2005

Via the Poor Man, Assrocket gets a running start, sprints, and crashes through the floor of human decency: I really think that calling Newsweek’s blunder “the press’s Abu Ghraib” is unfair to the

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