Month: November 2007

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Apology Not Accepted, Bill

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Saletan: I missed something I could have picked up from a simple glance at Wikipedia. For the past five years, J. Philippe Rushton has been president of the Pioneer Fund, an organization dedicated to “the scientific study of heredity and human differences.” During this time, the fund has awarded at least $70,000 to the New […]

To Be Fair and Balanced

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On November 28, 2007

Given the minor discussion in comments about Sting’s merits as a solo artist, I thought we should things turn over to the man himself: It hit me the other day, and it was like, “Whoa—tha

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Bartleby

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Bartleby (also featured here) passed away on Monday. From his caregivers: Our crazy, sometimes malicious, but still lovable cat Bartleby died last night. The vet said he had an aortic thromboembolism, and heart failure due to a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It was very sudden and unexpected. Bartleby had shown no symptoms until last […]

Sorry, But…

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On November 28, 2007

Do They Know They Celebrate Christmas In Warmer Climes At All? Roger claims that Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is indisputably the worst Christmas song ever. Now, it’s certainly awf

If you’re not with us….

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On November 28, 2007

So it appears Atlas ran out of quaaludes and orange juice today: Bush has lost his mind and his moral compass. This statement is an outrage. A lie and a blood libel. Israel has never committed any act

Channel 122 On Your Dial!

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On November 28, 2007
I’m not sure whether to be happy that the Flames are on national TV (well, quasi-national) tonight, or dismayed that hockey fans across the country will see them get destroyed by the Red Wings again… In other news, apparently Dennis Miller has a new show that involves recycling lame Britney Spears jokes and applying them […]

Paul and Abortion

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On November 27, 2007

Ramesh Ponnuru makes an interesting point about Ron Paul: “What strikes me is what a throwback Paul is among libertarians. Hard money and anti-interventionism move him, but he seems utterly unin

Unintended Consequences

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On November 27, 2007

Partly because I think you should stick by your predictions as long as they’re still plausible, I still think that Mitt Romney has to be considered the favorite to win the GOP nomination. Matt,

Most Hyperbolic Three Paragraphs Ever

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On November 27, 2007
I stand in awe: It is fitting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose the U.S. Naval Academy for the venue of today’s so-called Mideast peace conference. The reputation of that extraordinary institution in Annapolis has been sullied in recent years by a succession of rapes of young women. Despite official efforts to low-ball its significance, […]

Fake Libertarians

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On November 27, 2007

D-squared on conservertarians: They’re always hacks, Brad. Always. Yes even Milton Friedman. The more independent-minded ones will occasionally come up with a liberalish or fair-minded idea or t

Tragedies

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On November 27, 2007

Rob has already mentioned the untimely passing of Sean Taylor; hopefully those who shot him will be brought to justice. And although he’s a less prominent athlete, I should also note the death o

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