Month: May 2007

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Put me squarely in the Meyerson camp: Many of my antiwar friends were furious at Democratic congressional leaders last week for their failure to attach withdrawal deadlines to or cut funding from our occupation of Iraq — a failure chiefly attributable to the simple fact that the votes weren’t there for either option. What they […]

Slappy

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On May 31, 2007

He’s a real class act: The setup: Yankees winning, 7-5, two out and two on, top of the ninth. Jorge Posada pops up to third. Howie Clark camps under it. Rodriguez trots by and yells “Ha!” (a

The U.S. Attorney had to know he was in trouble with the Bush administration. What was his offense, you might ask? Corruption? Refusing to prosecute serious crimes? Hitting on Laura Bush? No, it’s much, much worse than you could imagine: For more than 15 years, clean-cut, square-jawed Tom Heffelfinger was the embodiment of a tough […]

Dobbs

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On May 30, 2007

The Times’ Dave Leonhardt does a pretty decent job today of surveying Lou Dobbs’ fact-free mental landscape (though it should be noted that nothing Leonhardt has to say couldn’t have

The War Prayer

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On May 29, 2007

Twain, 1904 or 1905: O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown

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