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No Surrender

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On June 30, 2008

It’s perfectly clear that claims that Wes Clark attacked John McCain’s war record or “Swift-Boated” him are entirely bogus. Unlike the attacks on Kerry, Clark did not question

Shameless, Fear-Mongering Jagoff of the Day

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On June 30, 2008
Holy Fucking Joe. Whenever election season rolls around, I remind my students that the “Vote for Xor you’ll die” meme has been around in the US since at least 1824, when John Quincy Adams the House of Representatives successfully fended off Andrew Jackson’s first bid for the presidency. During the campaign, Adams’ partisans used a […]

Parenting Skillz

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On June 30, 2008

Is pretty obvious that writing this article for a national audience makes you kind of a dick, but does this parenting seem likely to accomplish its intended goals? “My twins never had the same v

Remarkable Feat

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On June 30, 2008
Last week, my summer class ended the term with a showing of All the President’s Men, which prompted one of the students — who is, unlike me, old enough to remember Watergate with more than a toddler’s sophistication — to remark on how insane it was to see many of the Nixon conspirators recover enough […]

Potemkin PUMAs?

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On June 29, 2008

Amanda finds that the founder of the PUMA PAC’s entire history of political contributions consists of…a $500 donation to John McCain. But I’m sure she’s rally a die-hard Clinto

Subway

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On June 29, 2008

I saw my first ever Mets/Yankees game yesterday, and it certainly sucked although my section didn’t have the fights that apparently happened in other sections. Especially with the effect of the

One Other Reason the Germany Analogy is Stupid…

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On June 29, 2008
The conquest of Germany and Japan was not, in the largest sense, motivated by the belief that the German and Japanese people needed to be liberated from tyranny. We were happy enough to “liberate” them, but surely the Soviet Union was far more tyrannical than either in a domestic sense. Rather, Germany and Japan were […]

Why "Next War-itis"?

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On June 29, 2008

Why does the Air Force have more trouble getting over the Cold War than either of the other services? The Army has rebuilt itself in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while the Navy shifte

The Midwest

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On June 28, 2008

I’ll be hanging out in various quadrants of the midwest for the next two weeks, so blogging on my end will be mercifully sporadic. I lived for many years in this part of the world during graduat

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