Month: December 2007

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Giving an Inch, but not a Mile

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On December 20, 2007
So, I’m late to the Liptak love this week. I blame it on…whatever. It’s time. Only 2 days late. This week, Liptak joins the crack/cocaine sentencing fray with a column noting how little the Supreme Court’s big holdings in Kimbrough and Gall last week will actually mean. Liptak rightly points out that, without Congressional action, […]

Not. Going. To. Happen.

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On December 19, 2007

Although this is a great primary season for political junkies because of two closely contested primaries — made more interesting because it one party none of the candidates should logically be a

Only Ten?

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On December 19, 2007
Erik Loomis, like many of us, has been snubbed yet again by Jason Rantz, whose list of “America’s [Ten] Most Dangerous College Courses” is dangerously incomplete. Saith Erik: I know I’m new and everything, but I hate America as much as these other professors (which is to say not at all). Certainly my “Hurricane Katrina […]

What Surge?

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On December 19, 2007

This phenomenon was also evident in yesterday’s NYT article about McCain. One searches the article in vain for evidence that voters — as opposed the elite editorial writers with an extensi

Today in Right-Wing Trolling

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On December 19, 2007

Everyone who reads blogs knows that no discussion of contemporary GOP racism will take place without some idiot mentioning that Robert Byrd was a member of the Klan during the Roosevelt administration

Gordon Smith: Man of the Left

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On December 19, 2007

IN the midst of lying about his own reaction at the time, here’s Gordon Smith in 2007 on Trent Lott in 2002 on Strom Thurmond in 1948: I watched over international news as his words were miscons

The Man Under the Hood Speaks

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On December 18, 2007
As I’ve noted before, being an executioner is not necessarily considered the most respectable of professions (which is, I think, a sign of waning for support for capital punishment. So what if the numbers have yet to bear me out). Because of that, and because of fears of vengeance, it’s unusual for executioners to speak […]

Hitler: Man of the Left

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On December 18, 2007

February 1, 1933: All about us the warning signs of [the nation’s] collapse are apparent. Communism with its method of madness is making a powerful and insidious attack upon our dismayed and sha

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