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Strike 73!

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On November 29, 2006
The Dead-EnderSphere’s latest attempt to gin up another Dan Rather story out of nothing at all has apparently gone the way of such classics as the “fake” Schiavo memo. Of course, as Jim Henley points out, even had this been something other than unsubstantiated state propaganda, it’s still all about evasion: But beyond that, what’s […]

Department of WTF?

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On November 29, 2006

This seems rather pointless, but then again, I don’t live in Idaho: In an era in which seemingly anything can offend anyone, one professor at the University of Idaho is attempting to stay one st

a little bit pregnant, slightly dead

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On November 28, 2006
As is so often the case, the best long response to Jonathan Chait’s sad plea for attention is from Digby, while Atrios provides the short form. Chait seems to be working overtime to make me all the more confident I was right to never take him seriously on Iraq, but I do have one question […]

Company

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On November 28, 2006

It’s not typical that I, an inhabitant both spiritually and physically of the provinces, can recommend a Broadway show to our readers in the metropole. However, the group about to begin a reviva

Quakin’

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On November 28, 2006
Does it surprise anyone that conventional munitions would most likely do a better job against deep bunkers than their nuclear counterparts? Whenever I read a report like this, I try to think back to my days as a conservative (ten years ago or so) and figure out why, in spite of the evidence, I might […]

Nutty

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On November 27, 2006

Bob Owens — otherwise known as Treason-in-Defense-of-Slavery Yankee — is so enamored of George Bush that he even fantasizes about him in a burqa. Sweet bleeding Jesus. I mean, I know my po

Ben and Ezra say most of what needs to be said about this atrocious, risibly anachronistic op-ed by Thomas Edsall. An argument this silly contains multitudes, however, and there’s one point I’d like to add. My question: if we’re throwing “organized labor, minority advocacy organizations [and] reproductive- and sexual-rights proponents” out of the Democratic coalition, […]

Hanson Idiocy Watch

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On November 27, 2006

VD Hanson: Then why has not bin Laden and Dr. Zawahiri turned jihadist attention to either country? While neither has troops in the Middle East, each might at least warrant some hateful rhetoric, inas

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