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Leadership

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On August 31, 2005
I’m certainly no huge fan of Rudy Guliani, but the contrast between Guliani on 9/11 and Bush this week is pretty striking. …As Thad points out, Echidne pulls a classic quote. Yes, who could possibly ever imagine that eroding levees that the city of New Orleans had been asking for money to repair for many […]

Terror

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On August 30, 2005
Huh. And I thought that all terrorists were enemies. Silly me. . . Families of Israeli Arabs shot dead on a bus in Galilee are not considered terrorism victims because their killer was Jewish, the defence ministry says. Under Israeli law, only attacks by “enemies of Israel” are considered terrorism, the ministry said. The ruling […]

Well, She Tried

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On August 30, 2005
One of the biggest reasons that the arguments of American “pro-lifers” are such a self-contradictory shambles is the belief of many of them that women should not be subject to any legal sanctions, although if you believe the underlying premises of those who would criminalize abortion this woman is guilty of taking a human life. […]
I suppose it’s not as consequential as the horribly botched coverage of Intelligent(sic) Design, but this Times article about snake-oil salesman Kevin Trudeau suffers from similar pathologies. As with the ID articles, if you read far enough into the article you’ll find out that he’s a felonious con man selling crackpot “cures” for cancer and […]
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