Month: September 2008

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A Deal

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On September 25, 2008
Doesn’t look awful at first glance, although of course we’ll see what makes it into the final deal. This is the key: They also said that there would be limits on pay packages for executives whose firms seek assistance from the government and a mechanism for the government to be given an equity stake in […]

Panic buttons

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On September 25, 2008

In spite of the fact that I teach for a living and have been running my own courses for about 15 years, I experience tremendous, daily pre-class anxiety, enhanced by my chronic inability to manage my

Oh Noes! The Army is Coming to Take Our Democracy!!!!!

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On September 25, 2008
Let me second Jason Sigger’s shredding of Glenn Greenwald’s handwringing regarding the assignment of a Brigade Combat Team to NORTHCOM, the combatant command responsible for the continental United States. Jason ably dismantles Greenwald’s terror that the Army is coming to repress us, but I’d like to concentrate on something else; Greenwald’s notion that Posse Comitatus […]

That Explains It

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On September 25, 2008

The preening debate cancellation nonsense seems to have a clear objective — burying Sarah Palin for as long as possible. I guess you can’t argue with the logic in a way, although McCain is

Personal to Mr. Wright

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On September 25, 2008
If they’re going to pitch around you, take the goddamned walk. I know you’re been trained to think as an “RBI man” but flailing at a pitch a foot and a half outside and striking out rather than having Beltran up with the bases loaded and none out isn’t helping the team. In addition, watching […]

What is going on in Congress?

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On September 24, 2008

I’m re-writing this post to take into account the latest information (it turns out that I was looking at reporting that was a day old). Apparently the Democratic leadership is circulating a draf

K-Lo Funny

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On September 24, 2008
If I’d been severely depressed about something today, reading The Corner would have really helped clear the air. Here, for example, is K-Lo, wondering how John McCain is going to win the election if she can’t get her campaign trinkets: Try to buy, say, a sign or a button or a t-shirt from the McCain […]

Great Moments In Hackery

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On September 24, 2008

This reminds me of perhaps my very favorite Saint Greenspan moment: his solemn admonition to Congress that if we didn’t pass a massive package of upper-class tax cuts we’d…pay down t

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