Month: October 2006

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And Then What?

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On October 30, 2006
I have a lot of problems with Amy Sullivan’s recent piece about the opportunities allegedly presented by David Kuo’s new book. First of all, I reject her entire premise that Democratic politicians don’t reach out to religious believers, and since she never mentions the names of prominent Democrats who treat believers with contempt it’s impossible […]
I understand that the presidential taint-tasters at Powerline are beyond rescue, but is it so unreasonable to expect a trio of hacks at least to agree on some sort of basic narrative about what the United States is supposed to be pursuing in Iraq? Here’s Assrocket, just making shit up on October 15, 2006: In […]

Defeatists

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On October 29, 2006

Via Juan Cole, we read of a minister from Houston who is running around the country insisting that Republicans need to be defeated because George W. Bush is delaying the Second Coming; this runs upstr

No Brainer

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On October 29, 2006

Waterboarding–now officially endorsed by the Vice President of the United States (whether his lackeys lie about it or not)–is, in fact, torture. Lederman and Balkin explain in detail. I al

K-Lo’s attempts to convince herself that Rick Santorum can win are pretty sad. Still–particularly since she seems to realize its futility on some level–I don’t think that she can hold a candle to Time-Approved Real Clear Politics’ prediction of the 2000 elections on November 6, 2000: We continue to see a landslide of over 400 […]

Birthday Boy

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On October 28, 2006

I think I can speak for nearly everyone in wishing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a happy 50th birthday (which he would be celebrating, of course, if he abided by the Gregorian rather than the Islamic calendar).

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