Month: December 2007

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It’s The Rules, Stupid

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On December 28, 2007

To add on to what Markos says about Evan Thomas’s silly version of the “American politics went to hell when the pro-apartheid faction left the Democratic Party” narrative, for furthe

Brad listens to the podcast-from-hell so you don’t have to. There’s lots that’s amusing-in-a-depressing-way, such as a professor of law discussing William James and Jimmy Carter as fascists as if it was a perfectly reasonable proposition. But I have to say that I enjoyed not only the assertion that providing certain minimum living standards represents […]

Better Get Moving, Congress…

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On December 27, 2007
…Because after 2010, it’s likely to get even harder to pass progressive legislation. Why? According to predictions, the 2010 census will lead to a shift in the allocation of seats in Congress. New York will likely lose a few seats, while Texas, Arizona, and Florida are likely to gain seats. This would leave New York […]

Bhutto Assassinated

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On December 27, 2007
…as most of you probably know. The most obvious puzzle to this non-expert is how someone could get in a position to fire two shots at close range; the most obvious answer is that Musharraf wanted her dead. Spencer Ackerman supports this: After an October attack on Bhutto’s life in Karachi, the ex-prime minister warned […]

The Candidate of Reagan

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On December 27, 2007

Shorter Verbatim Ron Paul: “Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the “criminal justice system,” I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that cit

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