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Homeownership As Ideology

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On June 23, 2008
Like Jon Cohn, I think that Krugman is dead on today. In particular, capping the mortgage deduction — extremely regressive while doing little to advance any useful public goal — at the lowest politically viable level is a no-brainer, although a gradual implementation to prevent major shocks to the market would presumably be necessary. Share
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You Are Here

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On June 23, 2008

Via CT, here’s a map of the “the 297 most visible and influential [political] websites and blogs.” Of course any cutoff point would be purely arbitrary anyway, but I still wonder who

Caving

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On June 23, 2008

In a general sense, I agree that sometimes people can get a little sloppy about blaming “the Democrats” for the enactment of policies or nomination confirmations opposed by most Democrats

Bye Bye Black

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On June 23, 2008

Hmm, this doesn’t seem promising for the chances of disgraced reactionary media magnate Conrad Black’s appeal succeeding: When Andrew Frey, Lord Black’s lawyer, tried to explain how

Not Again

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On June 23, 2008
Andrew Roberts in The Telegraph brushes the dust bunnies off the weak and overused Truman analogy to explain once again why the Bush administration — which has been a perfectly evident disgrace to anyone not toting around a paper bag and several jars of rubber cement — will someday be viewed as a triumph of […]

Dumber than Dowd

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On June 22, 2008

The box of wine showed up on her doorstep earlier than usual today, and Ann Althouse is already coughing up her soul to Maureen Dowd: But, really, the complaints you hear about Michelle Obama are not

We’re # 2876 #4456!

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On June 22, 2008

Although perhaps owing to anti-French sentiments after 9/11, we’re down 1580 since 1990. We remain just ahead of “Hecht” and “Dong.” djw’s surname is the most commo

Nino’s Urban Legend

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On June 21, 2008

The problem with apparently including cut-and-pasted segments from Sean Hannity transcripts to introduce your Supreme Court dissenting opinions is that your demagoguery may turn out to have a certain

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