Month: June 2008

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Incorporating the Second Amendment

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On June 25, 2008
Given the credible assumption that Scalia will be writing the Court’s likely-to-be-a-landmark 2nd Amendment opinion in Heller, Mike O’Shea claims that this is “great news for those who are mainly concerned with the Second Amendment as a limit on federal gun control” but “somewhat ambiguous news — at least in the short term — for […]

Dodd and Feingold to filibuster the House’s awful FISA bill in the Senate. And Reid is co-sponsoring an amendment stripping the bill of the provisions providing retroactive immunity for corporat

Clash of the Third-Rate

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On June 25, 2008

Apparently all the Mariners needed was a trip to Shea Stadium, which suddenly turned R.A. Dickey into Phil Niekro. (And it’s hard to even bring up Wright being out of the lineup, given that Tati

McCain’s Bottom Line

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On June 24, 2008
Like Publius, I don’t know why the hell I keep reading Richard Cohen. Probably for the same reason some people cut themselves or compulsively pick their own scabs. But today’s column at least reassures me that if John McCain were president, he will continue “to refuse repatriation as a POW so as to deny his […]

Saletan Follow-Up

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On June 24, 2008

To add a couple things to Bean’s post below, there’s another glaring flaw with respect to Saletan’s argument here: One of this country’s greatest achievements is its separation

Bleg…

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On June 24, 2008

Not to be mysterious and alarming or anything, but if any of our readers know of a place in Tel Aviv that could be rented for cheap for the month of July, please contact me privately; my e-mail can be

Bobo

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On June 24, 2008
Weak, even for him: But before long, the more honest among the surge opponents will concede that Bush, that supposed dolt, actually got one right. Some brave souls might even concede that if the U.S. had withdrawn in the depths of the chaos, the world would be in worse shape today. It’s not as deliberately […]

More on Hoyt and MoDo

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On June 24, 2008

What Digby said. Especially this: These negative “feminine” stereotypes not only perpetuate noxious myths about female and gay leadership abilities in the culture at large, they consistent

Avoiding College Athletic Peonage

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On June 24, 2008
Although I assume not enough players will go to make a significant dent in the system, like Matt I would hope that some aspiring basketball players will choose to go to Europe and actually get compensated for their services rather than be grossly exploited by the NCAA. The system in which everyone is allowed to […]

Ah, Saletan

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On June 24, 2008

I should just stop reading him and lump him with MoDo. But alas. I have not. In this installment, Saletan takes on pharmacists who refuse to dispense oral contraception (nevermind emergency contracept

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