Month: October 2007

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Enough to Make Me Pine for Eastwood

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On October 27, 2007
Clint Eastwood gets disrespected a lot around here, so it’s important now and again to recognize that he’s made a genuine cinematic contribution as a director. Scott and I might disagree as to the level of his achievement with Unforgiven and (perhaps) Letters from Iwo Jima, but I’d think we’d concur that Mystic River is […]

The Beauchamp Response

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On October 26, 2007
I’ve long been skeptical about the Beauchamp stories, and wouldn’t be surprised if more elements of them were proven false. Having said that, though, I see nothing objectionable here. Obviously, 1)there’s no reason to uncritically believe the self-serving results of an investigation the Army refuses to make public, and 2)a recantation under the supervision of […]

Department of Understatement

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On October 26, 2007

From a mound of student essays I’m in the midst of grading: The abolition of slavery following the [civil] war was a great victory for African Americans, especially those living in the south. Wh

About Time

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On October 26, 2007

Georgia Supreme Court rules, 4-3, that Genarlow Wilson’s 10-year sentence for receiving a consensual blow-job from a 15 year-old when he was 17 was cruel and unusual punishment. Share

The Case Against Mukasey

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On October 26, 2007
I lay it out in a new article at TAP. This is a difficult question; I fully expected to support the nomination, and I certainly don’t think that there will be a better candidate. The bottom line for me is that nobody is going to act as a good AG for this administration, so it’s […]

Tough Gig

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On October 26, 2007

Hank Steinbrenner: “I think the most important thing is, whoever we hire, give him a chance. Because he’s not getting the ’96 Yankees. He’s getting a younger team, and for the most part, it’

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