Month: November 2005

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Parallels

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On November 15, 2005
One of the critical moments at the opening of the Cold War was the replacement of British forces in Greece by American troops and advisors. A friendly Greek government was fighting an unfriendly (and fairly nasty) group of communist insurgents. The British, because of budget problems, could no longer continue the fight. The decision to […]

Shouldn’t Have Been that Close

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On November 14, 2005
A-Rod wins the MVP award. While they got it right, I nevertheless find it troubling that a excellent defensive third basemen having a clearly superior offensive season barely defeated a poor fielding DH (to the extent that such a thing is possible). I find this map fascinating. I’m not surprised by the general support for […]
I recently mentioned Stuart Taylor’s latest collection of evidence-free assertions that Alito is a moderate, which is no better than his terrible Newsweek article. Some of the problems are familiar. The bulk of the column discusses some of his decisions in order to debunk the most implausible claims made about them, often skipping the most […]

Slow-Motion Repeal

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On November 14, 2005

Several bloggers have noted the extremely important change in practices with respect to civil rights enforcement at the DOJ. To repeat a point I made before, for the most part it’s true that the

Clear and Hold

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On November 13, 2005
Interesting article in Friday’s Washington Post on what may be some developments in US counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq. Some in Congress have taken this article by Andrew Krepinevich seriously, and are pressing the Army to modify its practices. My thoughts on Krepinevich’s plan are here. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) added his voice to those calling […]
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