Month: August 2008

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Lovely…

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On August 25, 2008
Sevastopol: Russia’s flagship cruiser re-entered the Black Sea on Monday for weapons tests hours after the Russian military complained about the presence of U.S. and other NATO naval ships near the Georgian coast. The “Moskva” had led a battle group of Russian naval vessels stationed off the coastline of Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia during […]

A Sycophant’s Lament

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On August 25, 2008
Shorter Sean Wilentz: “John McCain will tell Vladimir Putin to sit down and cut the bullshit. This represents the kind of ‘comprehensive vision of international politics’ that Obama lacks.” Reading his praise of McCain at least makes me understand why he repeatedly goes too far in exculpating Jackson’s racist militarism. Also, for further amusement remember […]

We are all POWs now

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On August 25, 2008

I see no reason why John McCain should accrue all the rhetorical gain from the years he spent in Hanoi, cleansing humanity’s sins not living in a house. That’s why, when the new semester b

Joe Biden, Drug Warrior

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On August 24, 2008
Radley Balko points out that Biden’s voting record on drug issues in particular and civil liberties in general is quite bad. (Edit: As a couple of commentators have noted, Biden’s overall civil liberties record isn’t as bad as Balko is making it out to be). FWIW I think on average too much attention gets paid […]

Bird Men of Bosnia

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On August 23, 2008

If anyone doubted the necessity of a War on (Some Species of Pigeons Who Smuggle Some Kinds of) Drugs, this should settle the hash, so to speak: Bosnian police have impounded a pigeon after discoverin

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