Month: September 2007

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Part I ORP Orzel broke into the Baltic, searching for German targets. The search was not immediately successful, however, and the situation onboard Orzel began to deteriorate. The captain became severely ill, and mechanical problems arose. Because of the German advance, no Polish port remained for Orzel to return. Her sister, Sep, faced a similar […]
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I’m not excusing what Dr. Charles Friedgood did, but it seems to me that it’s well past time to let him out of prison. It’s also worth noting (as the article does), that there is a class action suit pending against the state Parole Board for its universal no-parole policy for violent offenders, at least […]

Russian Literature Bleg

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On September 29, 2007
You weren’t expecting that, were you? So there’s a short story from the Soviet era, late Stalin I think or shortly thereafter, about a group of friends and acquaintences with a number of lingering personal and sexual conflicts and jealousies. An official announcement is made by the government that for one day, Soviet citizens will […]

Sophistication

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On September 29, 2007

Must read: Marc Lynch on Biden’s meaningless, preening “sophistication.” It’s one of those ideas that might sound like it’s worth thinking about for out three seconds if

In his latest attempt to revive his stillborn campaign, John McCain — beloved, you may remember, earlier in this decade by the media and an inexplicable number of liberal pundits for an alleged refusal to pander — decides to engage in rank religious bigotry, arguing (among other things) that a Muslim is not qualified to […]
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