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No No No No No

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On January 30, 2008
Apparently Ralph Nader has formed an exploratory presidential committee. If the committee is going to do anything other than explore the depths of Nader’s narcissism, it might have a tough time. While I agree with Nader that calling him a “spoiler” may be a sign of “political bigotry” (even if it’s true), I can’t help […]

Obvious Point of the Day

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On January 30, 2008

Not to belabor the point, but there’s some nonsense going on in this comment thread regarding the Florida primary. The content of the nonsense appears to be the argument that, regardless of the

Edwards Postmortem

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On January 30, 2008

Dana and Tom have good posts. To expand on one of Tom’s points, I think Edwards is a lesson in the perils in trying to become president from the Senate, especially from something other than an i

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Worst American Birthdays, vol. 39

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On January 30, 2008
Richard Bruce (“Dick”) Cheney turns 67 today. Words fail. . . . Mr. Trend discovers that Cheney shares his birthday with Phil Collins. And I’ll simply note the *cough* coincidence that Gandhi was assassinated on Cheney’s 7th birthday, while the VP’s 65th birthday cache included the corpse of Coretta Scott King. Share

Democratic Florida Postmortem

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On January 30, 2008

There was no Florida Democratic primary. Although the high turnout in a non-primary was heartening for Democratic prospects in November, the results are wholly meaningless as there was no campaign and

GOP Florida Postmortem

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On January 30, 2008

On the wonderfully ignominious collapse of Rudy!, I think Noam Scheiber gets it right: “Was Rudy’s strategy flawed, or was it the candidate? I say the latter. Rudy spent a good chunk of ti

The Ace Of Queens

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On January 29, 2008
Santana to Mets, assuming that the Wilpon who passed on Vladimir Guerrero doesn’t come back. It sure was a great idea for Minnesota taxpayers to give their multi-billionaire owner a $400 mil. subsidy. Gomez does seem like a legitimate propsect, although he’s a risky tools guy. The pitchers, eh. Excellent trade for the Metropolitans, the […]

But Does It Work?

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On January 29, 2008

I thought this passage from the Times story about Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama was interesting: In a 20-minute address, Mr. Kennedy hailed Mr. Obama‚Äôs ability to transcend racial divisions.

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