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People & Puppies Behind Bars

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On May 31, 2008
The Times’s City Section this week has a feature on a program called Puppies Behind Bars, which places puppies with incarcerated men and women in NY state prisons. The “puppy raisers” train the dogs how to be explosive detection canines, seeing eye dogs for the blind, and therapy dogs for people with physical or mental […]

The grim reaping begins

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On May 30, 2008

Verbatim Ferraro: As for Reagan Democrats, how Clinton was treated is not their issue. They are more concerned with how they have been treated. Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a st

I think this is right: But unlike most liberal journalists and bloggers, I think McClellan deserves quite a bit of credit for going public with this, even at this late date. Writing this kind of book

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On May 30, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging… Starbuck and Nelson …needless to say, on the watch for monkey-cyborgs… Share

Presidential Statement of the Day

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On May 30, 2008
Ronald Reagan, remarks on US policy in the Persian Gulf, 29 May 1987 Now, I will not permit the Middle East to become a chokepoint for freedom or a tinderbox of international conflict. Freedom of navigation is not an empty cliche of international law. It is essential to the health and safety of America and […]

Great War Memories

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On May 29, 2008

John Quiggin, riffing off this Edward Lengel column, suggests that the respective experiences of Europe and the United States in World War I may explain cultural differences on the use of force: In an

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