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You Are The Sucker: Chuck Schumer Edition

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On July 24, 2008
Some eminently predictable buyer’s remorse: When President Bush tapped Michael B. Mukasey to lead the scandal-plagued Justice Department nine months ago, Senator Charles E. Schumer could not say enough good things about his fellow New Yorker. Mr. Schumer ran out of time in ticking off Mr. Mukasey’s accomplishments at his Senate hearing, and the senator’s […]

1967

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On July 24, 2008
In July 1967, my father was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, where he flew Hueys and waited his turn to not be killed in Vietnam. Shortly after the riots in Detroit broke out 41 years ago today, he was instructed to fly up to the Motor City to provide some kind of assistance to the […]

No Jindalicious For Us

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On July 23, 2008

Of course, I’m immensely disappointed that Bobby Jindal will not be introducing his castrating, exorcising, dinosaur-hating, all around weird-ass psychology to a nation desperate for laughs. We

Starbucks Away

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On July 23, 2008

It appears that the Starbucks between my Lexington apartment and my office will be closing; this will force me, if I want coffee, to go several dozen feet out of my way to get to the other Starbucks b

On Minimal Deterrence

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On July 23, 2008
Jeff Lewis has a good article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists on minimal vs. robust deterrence. The latter, advocated by folks like Albert Wohlstetter, asserts that nuclear deterrence is a delicate flower that will collapse if not nourished properly by thousands of warheads in multiple launch configurations. The former suggests that states that can […]

Patriotism

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On July 23, 2008

A surprising development (to me at least) has been the mass media’s recent rehabilitation of Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The same cultural institutions that almost universally excoriated the t

Wait a Second…

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On July 23, 2008
…So English should be the “official language” of Germany now too? Here’s Patrick Ruffini on Obama’s German flyers (for an event IN GERMANY): This is pretty extraordinary. A candidate for the American Presidency is using flyers printed in German to turn people out for his campaign rally in Berlin on Thursday. This flyer can be […]
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