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Drunk

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On May 31, 2006
Interesting social experiment by Harry over at Crooked Timber. Write a thoughtful post about childrearing, family life, demographic trends, and so on, and make a throwaway observation at the end about how you’ve never been drunk. What sort of comments does such a post attract? People writing in to report one of two things: that […]

Vacation

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On May 31, 2006

I’m outta here. My itinerary includes Las Vegas, Seattle, and Fort Collins. Generously filling in for the next two weeks will be Drs. Dan Nexon of Duck of Minerva and Steve Gimbel of Philospher&

Interesting: An abortion rights group Tuesday submitted more than twice the number of the signatures needed to hold a statewide vote in November on whether to repeal South Dakota’s ban on abortion. The Legislature earlier this year passed the strictest abortion law in the nation, banning all abortions except those necessary to save a woman’s […]

Mmm… Carnitas

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On May 30, 2006
The uncontrolled giggling you may have heard since the President’s speech on May 15 has come, in large part, from defense contractors. As Gordo at Liberal Avenger noted, the Secure Border Initiative will prove to be a porktastic contractors delight. Armchair Generalist commented here. The lead article in this week’s Defense News is about how […]

Twenty Years

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On May 30, 2006

Defense News just recently published its twentieth anniversary issue. Of particular note to me was an article on the difference that twenty years has made in naval procurement. In 1986… 583 ship

Shorter Marshall Wittmann: Containment cannot possibly work with Iran, because their “leader” (who doesn’t actually control Iranian foreign policy, but never mind) isn’t a modest, entirely rational leader who never makes belligerent statements in public, unlike Mao, Stalin, Khrushchev, or Kim Jong-il. And we still would have been in deep trouble if it wasn’t for […]
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