Month: March 2006

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Boxing

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On March 30, 2006
Why has boxing become irrelevant? Five years ago, ten years ago, fifteen years ago I was always able to name the heavyweight champion, a few of the major heavyweight contenders, and a few of the other major titletholders. Now, I find that the heavyweight title is divided among four different contenders, none of whom I’ve […]

Scalia, Hamdan and Recusal

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On March 29, 2006
I’m not going to pretend to be scandalized by Scalia’s apparent before-the-fact discussion of the merits of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. I certainly don’t hold the naive view that Supreme Court justices approach cases with an open mind ready to be persuaded of anything, and in particular oral arguments at the Supreme Court level mean very […]

Caspar

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On March 28, 2006

How I love to watch the morn with golden sun that shines, up above to nicely warm these frosty toes of mine The wind doth taste of bittersweet,Like jasper wine and sugar.I bet it’s blown through

Arrested Thirteen

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On March 28, 2006

Looks like no more Arrested Development. On the upside(?), it looks as if there will be an Ocean’s Thirteen, featuring Soderberg, Clooney, Pitt, Damon, and the rest of crew, but excluding Julia

Tomorrow

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On March 28, 2006
Good one this week, as he slices and dices the Reynolds/Goldstein “the media did it” argument. Which reminds me: Dave recently noted in comments that Reynolds appeared on Hewitt’s radio show and compared media coverage of Iraq to Southern media coverage in the Jim Crow era. Mickey Kaus, of course, thought this was a good […]
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