Month: April 2007

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Kevin Drum and I have the same question about this Pew Poll: Democrats and Republicans rate the Republican candidates almost identically, but they differ quite strongly in their ratings of the Democratic candidates. I’m not quite sure what this means. Could this be a Fox News effect? Republican candidates get more or less the same […]

Out of Hand?

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On April 30, 2007
Media Czech: A straight-A student in Illinois was arrested for writing a violent essay in a creative writing class. It was an assignment in which the teacher specifically instructed the students to not censor themselves. Oh, and he was Asian. So I guess we start arresting kids whose imagination comes up with icky things. Indeed. […]

Thinking

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On April 30, 2007

Ralph Luker tapped LG&M with a Thinking Blogger Award” — this in spite of the fact that (as he explains) we “beat the c**p out of me the first time I left a comment over there.&

Nicholas Lemann’s Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, focuses on the activity of Adelbert Ames, a former Union officer who became governor of Mississippi during Reconstruction. Ames presided, unwillingly, over the collapse of Reconstruction in his state. We often think of the failure of Reconstruction as a tragedy, but Lemann carefully details the […]
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