Month: October 2007

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Of Course Torture Works

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On October 31, 2007
Silly rabbit; treating your captive as a guest may be more effective at actually getting, you know, intelligence, but that hardly means that it works as effectively at torture. You see, the misconception here is that torture is designed to elicit information. In fact, torture (in the contemporary American context) is designed to demonstrate masculinity […]

The Madness of MoDo

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On October 31, 2007

Molly Ivors does a good job with the latest bit of vacuous misogyny from Maureen Dowd, whose presence on a major op-ed page remains and will always be an absolute disgrace. A couple more points are wo

Tear Out My Hair Moment of the Day

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On October 31, 2007
From the NY Times: When you haven’t changed your curriculum in 150 years, at some point you look around,” said Elena Kagan, the dean of Harvard Law. The impetus for the changes is the sense that what has been taught and how it has been taught may be “embarrassingly disconnected from what anybody does,” Ms. […]

Russert

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On October 31, 2007

MILS asks, in the endorsement thread, why I hate Tim Russert. I thought it was a joke, but then I remembered that this is our friend Mike in Lake Stevens, who is holding our “fair and balanced b

What has Become of America?

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On October 31, 2007

Hey, now. Rocky Balboa single-handedly protected America’s vital supply of white women from the threat of unruly black men by beating down Clubber Lang, then he brought down the Soviet Union by

Air Force Round-up

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On October 31, 2007
Got some good reactions out there to my Air Force abolition article: David Axe is participating in a roundtable on the article, the results of which will be available tomorrow. He’s also written a couple of posts at War is Boring. Jason Sigger is also a participant in the roundtable, and has a long and […]

Death Penalty Moratorium

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On October 31, 2007

It’s all but official: the Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for a prisoner in Mississippi, “and thus gave a nearly indisputable indication that a majority intends to block all exec

Quote of the Day

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On October 31, 2007

From commenter Imag: If Hitler had been able to compare stuff to Hitler, he totally would have done so. Right; to the extent that invocation of Hitler has become insipid shorthand for having nothing u

On Endorsing…

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On October 31, 2007

I’m not ready to endorse any candidate for the Democratic nomination. I was leaning heavily towards Obama (I went to an Obama rally in Lexington last month, and it was fantastic), but his moves

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