Month: January 2006

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Going It Alone

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On January 29, 2006

My first reaction to reading the Slate article on art-houses that Rob discusses below was to be both amused and contemptuous of this particular manifestation of contraianism-through-not-very-credible-

Filibuster Alito

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On January 28, 2006
The Alito filibuster fight is on. Of particular interest to our Washington state readers: according to Jane, “Maria Cantwell is reportedly quite wobbly, and might be susceptible to pressure. If Cantwell falls, Murray will potentially fall too.” Senators from one of the most pro-choice states in the country shouldn’t be even in the “maybe” column. […]

Challenger

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On January 28, 2006

Wow. Twenty years since the Challenger explosion; I recall that we were supposed to watch the liftoff on TV at school, but were delayed for some reason. I guess that saved the teachers the trouble of

PA Elections: Outsourcing

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On January 27, 2006
I would like to say something about the PA elections. Except that what I would say pretty much boils down to 1)the election of an eliminationist anti-Semitic terrorist organization is very decidedly suboptimal in a variety of respects, and 2)the theory that the Iraq invasion would unleash a wave of pro-American and pro-Israeli democracies throughout […]

Destroyers

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On January 27, 2006

This is an interesting (if dated) little article on the difference that a century makes in naval architecture. In spite of the profound changes that have occured, I am nonetheless inclined to think th

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