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He Fell. Onto Some Bullets.

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Try to make it sound plausible… The owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region of Ingushetia has been shot dead in police custody. Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the ingushetiya.ru site, was a vocal critic of the region’s administration. The Russian prosecutor’s office said an investigation into the death […]

More from Palinland

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Ari and Eric have have dug up some fun details about Sarah Palin’s first few months as mayor of Wasilla. Elected to bestow “change” upon the town, Palin instead went on a rampage, de

Palinland

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I’m currently reading Nixonland, Rick Perlstein’s brilliant cultural history of the United States through the lens of the rise and fall and rise again of Richard Nixon (I don’t know

Sunday Links

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On August 31, 2008
Heading out to Great American this afternoon to watch the 60-76 Reds play for pride against the 59-76 Giants. Woo. Hoo. Some links for your pleasure: Loomis recalls Earl Butz, a great American bastard. Galrahn discusses the role that amphibious warfare ships will play in Gustav relief efforts. Eric Martin accomplishes the 1412th successful debunking […]

Caveat emptor, President Kokoity. The Kremlin moved swiftly to tighten its grip on Georgia’s breakaway regions yesterday as South Ossetia announced that it would soon become part of Russia, which wi

Disaster

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On August 30, 2008
I appreciate Jerome Armstrong’s schtick (everything is good for the Republicans, bad for the Dems) but seriously, the idea that Palin is a “gamechanger” in a good way for McCain is laughable. If Palin ends up a net positive for the Republicans, I’ll turn in my Pundit (Blogosphere Division-Class C) License without a fuss. It’s […]

Krauthammer Befuddled

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On August 30, 2008

Chuckie: The Palin selection completely undercuts the argument about Obama’s inexperience and readiness to lead — on the theory that because Palin is a maverick and a corruption fighter, s

Quick Thoughts on Palin

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On August 29, 2008

I’m supposed to be finishing my tenure file today and writing syllabi, but seeing as how my presence here as an Alaskan makes me undeservedly relevant for the next ten minutes, I’ll offer

Operation Chaos

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On August 29, 2008

I think Rob hits it below–the Palin pick can be seen as a way to try to attract disaffected women, like his attempt to float the possibility of a pro-choice running mate to sucker especially gul

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