Month: January 2007

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Feigning Outrage

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On January 26, 2007
Apropos of the recent discussion of Marty Peretz’ unsuitability for inclusion in polite society, I’m reminded of this little gem that Matt Duss caught before someone apparently decided to take it off of the main page of the Spine. It’s still available, though, through the permalink. I actually believe that Arabs are feigning outrage when […]
Glenn “More Genocide, Less Trouble” Reynolds, 11/11/03: “The real problem with the Iraq war is that it’s (1) waged by a Republican President; and (2) obviously in the United States’ national interest. To some people, those characteristics are enough to brand it evil.” Jonah Goldberg, 1/25/07: “The 11th Commandment for liberals seems to be, “Thou […]

Pardon?

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On January 25, 2007

ESPN has a good article about the appalling case of Genarlow Wilson. One thing puzzles me about the dodging responsibility game described here: It’s frustrating work. No one involved believes Wi

Good Question

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In General
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On January 25, 2007
Yglesias: I wonder if Jon Chait and others concerned about Wesley Clark’s alleged anti-semitism feel it’s a problem that one of America’s leading political magazines is owned and operated by a man whose political opinions appear to be primarily driven by bigotry against Arabs and Muslims; keep your eyes on The Plank for a response. […]

Being lazy is hard work

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On January 25, 2007

Henry notes a potential solution to a serious problem at lifehacker: The Procrastinator’s Clock is set ahead for a random amount of time from 0 to 15 minutes – which means you don’t

"That was my pig"

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On January 24, 2007

Via Brett Mizelle, we read about the use of pigs in the training of medics serving in Iraq: In one course, an advanced trauma treatment program he had taken before deploying, he said, the instructors

Benjamin Wittes Explained

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On January 24, 2007
Standard of legitimacy #1: “Since its inception Roe has had a deep legitimacy problem, stemming from its weakness as a legal opinion.” Standard of legitimacy #2: “Consider finally the prediction that Bush v. Gore would gravely damage President Bush’s and the Court’s own legitimacy. That claim is subject to empirical testing. And the tests prove […]
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