Month: November 2007

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Worst American Birthdays, vol. 32

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On November 30, 2007

Watergate co-conspirator and gibbering loon G. Gordon Liddy turns 77 today. As a child during the Great Depression, Liddy quivered with glee at the sound of Adolf Hitler’s voice on the radio. As he

UnFairTax

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On November 30, 2007

Although I agree that the biggest beneficiary of the Huckabee surge is Rudy Giuliani, it now can’t be considered entirely impossible that Huckabee will get the nomination. Given this, it seems w

Believing Your Own Press

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On November 30, 2007
Thers asks: “what does it mean that The Matrix, the first one, is a watchable movie, when the dialogue is so astoundingly stupid?” Well, it means that a movie can be entertaining even if poorly written and not very well-acted if it has other virtues. But it also means that some movies of significant entertainment […]

State Sponsored Trolls

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On November 30, 2007

Walter Pincus, via Defense Tech: The State Department, departing from traditional public diplomacy techniques, has what it calls a three-person, “digital outreach team” posting entries in

Are You a Liberal?

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On November 30, 2007
Conservapedia has the scorecard. Give yourself a point for each entry that sounds familiar. Take a celebratory drink for those in bold. Give yourself two points if you have no idea what the fuck they’re talking about. The style of a liberal often includes these characteristics: 1. calling conservative humor “unprofessional and meaningless, and degrades […]

As I was Saying….

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On November 29, 2007

A program in Brooklyn that provides substance abuse counseling, job training, and other supports to people re-entering society after incarceration seems to be working and reducing recidivism rates. No

Henry Hyde

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On November 29, 2007

Well, he certainly didn’t get to enjoy that Medal of Freedom for long. I suppose Hyde will be remembered best for enabling the federal government to arbitrarily punish poor women for choices of

More on Paul And Abortion

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On November 29, 2007
Ramesh Ponnuru objects to my post about Ron Paul and abortion, but fails to address most of the points. To respond to each of his arguments in turn: Ponnuru calls my argument that bans on “partial birth” objection do not protect fetal life — and hence (unlike a general ban on the procedure, at least […]
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Another Must-See

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On November 29, 2007

This year has had its share of must-see films for people who care about reproductive justice. There was Knocked Up, of course, which pussy footed around the question of “shmashmortion.” An

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