Month: June 2005

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Last Point on Gilliard

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On June 24, 2005
What I find most irritating about Gilliard and co. is the profound misunderstanding of the military, what it does, and what it should be. The logic of “if you believe in a war, you enlist” leads to a politically and ideologically charged military organization of exactly the type that we DON’T want, especially if we’re […]

Jeb Stuart

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On June 22, 2005
I didn’t have much use for the Russell Shorto article in this week’s NYT magazine, which came to the stunning conclusion that Christian conservatives oppose gay marriage because they don’t care for gay people (knock me over with a feather, Russ). However, this passage stood out: It may have been March, but the Christmas lights […]

Sour Lou

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On June 22, 2005

I’m glad TBogg noticed this. Lou also showed up the young reliever who gave up some groundball singles before that, screaming at him in the dugout. (And let us not forget walking a washed-up Jas

Korea in 2002

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On June 22, 2005
Great. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, in a previously undisclosed message to President Bush in November 2002, said the United States and North Korea ”should be able to resolve the nuclear issue in compliance with the demands of the new century,” according to two private U.S. Korea experts who delivered Kim’s message to the […]

Gilliard, once more.

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On June 21, 2005
We should probably let this drop, but I think one more thing observation ought to be made in addition to Rob’s fine posts below. In 1992, as everyone knows, a US helicopter on a peacekeeping mission was shot down in Mogadishu, Somalia, and the 18 US soldiers on board were killed. The negative reaction to […]

Purge

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On June 21, 2005

For some reason, New York Public Radio is interviewing Hugh Hewitt, still trying to get Blog to move from the 99 cent table at Barnes & Noble. The exchange opened with the host saying that he rea

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