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Suharto

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On January 27, 2008
Another argument for the existence of Hell. Conservatives are prone to all sorts of uncontrolled yapping about the “Asian bloodbath” that followed the American loss in Vietnam. The bogosity of those claims need not detain us here, except to point out that they almost universally fail to mention one post-Vietnam bloodbath for which the United […]

Last Throes!

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On January 27, 2008

Another example of tough rhetoric from street-fightin’ Hillary Clinton. Admittedly, it involved using some of Dick Cheney’s most specious arguments to defend Dick Cheney’s very worst

Note to Self

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On January 27, 2008

Next year, just get the goddamned flu shot. Leave the very young and very old to their own fate, and don’t invent stories in your head about “shortages” that don’t actually exi

Diplomatic Recognition

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On January 26, 2008
Charli at Duck has an interesting notion: One of the articles I read as I prepped for this trip suggested that either the Holy See should lose this status or, to be fair, other religions should be represented as well. Interesting idea, eh? Suppose Saudi Arabia, for example, were to enter into a treaty with […]

Khalkhin-Gol

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On January 26, 2008

Andy over at Siberian Lights has a nice little history of the Battle of Khalkhin-Gol. Khalkhin-Gol was the outcome of several years of competition between the Soviet Union and Japan over the border be

Reinstating the Delegates

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On January 25, 2008
This is pretty appalling: This is the sort of decision that has the potential to tear the party apart. In an attempt to retain some control over the process and keep the various states from accelerating their primaries into last summer, the Democratic National Committee warned Michigan and Florida that if they insisted on advancing […]

That Explains It

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On January 25, 2008

I think we have an explanation about why people get so agitated about defending Larry Summers’s pseudo-sceintific just-so stories about women. Share

Friday Cat Power Blogging

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On January 25, 2008

With the new album out and all… …To address the complaint that we’re not providing full value for their money because apparently this video has been used by us before, I don’t

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