Month: November 2005

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Two Level Game?

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On November 22, 2005
Fascinating: Thousands of low-income Massachusetts residents will receive discounted home heating oil this winter under an agreement signed Tuesday with Venezuela, whose government is a political adversary of the Bush administration. A subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company will supply oil at 40 percent below market prices. It will be distributed by two nonprofit organizations, […]

Russell And Casey

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On November 22, 2005

Russell Arben Fox has a typically thoughtful response to my recent post about Bob Casey and abortion politics. You should read the whole thing. I have a couple quick comments related to Casey and abor

Wow–Todd Zywicki called P.Z. Myers a “Lysenkoist” because he was arguing against Scott Adams’ ID apologism. And apparently the basis for this charge is…P.Z.’s critical remarks about the pseudo-science of evolutionary psychology! Um, between evolution and tautological just-so stories about the innate inferiority of women, I think it’s pretty obvious which one actually fits the […]

Kentucky Kernel

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On November 21, 2005

With this mention in the Kentucky Kernel, I’d like to think that my reputation as a public intellectual is secured. Look out, Christopher Hitchens. For the record, I seem to recall my statements

Chinese Missiles

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On November 21, 2005

Budding Sinologist has put together an excellent post on Chinese ballistic missiles and their presumed effect on Taiwanese resistance. Long story short, it is extremely unlikely that China could defea

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Phosphorous and Uranium

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On November 21, 2005
Armchair Generalist has had an outstanding series of posts on the use of white phosporous munitions in Iraq. I tend to concur that this isn’t much of a story; WP munitions are not WMD by any definition, and while their use may be unwise, it’s certainly not illegal. AG has gives a nice discussion of […]

The Alito Kabuki

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On November 21, 2005

I’ve noted several times that according to many conservatives apparently the gravest insult of Samuel Alito is to point out that he agrees with them. Dahlia Lithwick has the finest distillation

Serendipity

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On November 21, 2005
Last weekend I intended to see Capote, but the E train was running roughly once every two hours, and always wary of being tempted by the Krispy Kreme across the street from the theater in Chelsea I didn’t leave enough time, and got there way late. So instead we decided to see The Squid and […]

So, So Over

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On November 20, 2005

Yeah, I know, it’s my fault for watching. But it’s painful to think what The Simpsons would have done with the California recall at its peak. As opposed to now, when it wedges it in to a l

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