Month: July 2008

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Linky Linky…

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On July 29, 2008
Some stuff to link to before it slips through the cracks: Erik Loomis talks water policy. Galrahn goes meta. Trend dwells a bit on FARC. David Axe thinks about the Iraqi Navy. Jason Sigger notes that Chuckie Dunlap continues to bring the crazy. PTJ pays too much attention to American Power. MSS ruminates on vice […]

Priorities

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On July 28, 2008

Shorter Bush administration: “Indirectly punishing partisan opponents is more important than effectively opposing terrorism.” (Via Atrios.) Share

Scumbaggery

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On July 28, 2008

Press release this morning from the McCain campaign: For Immediate ReleaseContact: Press OfficeMonday, July 28, 2008703-650-5550ARLINGTON, VA — Today, Chief Warrant Officer (4th class) Michael J

Is It News?

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On July 28, 2008
Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin discuss the news value of the National Enquirer story about John Edwards’s alleged affair. Both score some points. I guess that in a world where Maureen Dowd can win a Pulitzer Prize it’s hard to dispute that under existing standards “it “is news, absolutely clearly and by any definition I […]

Far Beyond Roe

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On July 28, 2008

For those who think that the threat John McCain poses to American women is the anti-Roe median vote he would try to put on the Supreme Court, Kate Sheppard and Kathy G. make clear that the problems a

Kagan

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On July 28, 2008
From Marc Lynch’s summary of a US Institute for Peace panel he attended last week.: Finally, Kim Kagan shocked me with a comment made forcefully, twice, once towards the end of her prepared remarks and again at the opening of her closing remarks: the future of Iraq depends primarily on American decisions, not Iraqi decisions. […]

Random Film Links

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On July 28, 2008

Self-Styled Siren on Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (and the number of great movies still unavailable on Region 1 DVD). Michael Wood on David Lean. Glen Kenney on Bresson. David Edelstein gets, as one wou

True = Funny

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On July 27, 2008

This is a fantastic piece of performance art: What I love best about No Quarter is the smart, lively debate about issues of critical concern, the colorful and flamboyant language that is often enough

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