Month: October 2008

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Creepy

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Jonah Goldberg wants “non-culty Obama supporters” to admit that it’s “creepy” when a man — driven to desperation for who knows what reason — throws himself off a bridge and allegedly leaves a note behind asking Barack Obama to take care of his family. Call me a liberal fascist, but I find the details of […]

Somebody Went There…

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On October 31, 2008

Ahem. And ahem. To my understanding, Mitch McConnell’s sexual orientation has been rather an open secret in the Kentucky political establishment. I tend to think that if gay Republicans maintain

Petraeus and Syria

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On October 31, 2008

I suspect that Eric Martin may be suggesting too much of a distinction here: ABC News is reporting today that General Petraeus has been pushing for a meeting with Syria’s leadership but the Bush

Revisting Roe’s Status

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On October 31, 2008
Kay Steiger has an excellent article about how vulnerable Roe is under the current Supreme Court, which quotes yours truly. The bottom line for me remains that the argument that Roe‘s overturn is imminent depends on the belief that Kennedy has changed, and I just don’t think there’s any evidence that he has. To add […]

The way we live now

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On October 31, 2008

I imagine my own experience with blogging isn’t unusual for someone of my age and background. I think I first heard the word “blog” around 2001 or 2002. I don’t think I started

Dude, that’s Harsh

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On October 31, 2008

Ouch: Asked by the host whether Palin could step in during a time of crisis, [Lawrence] Eagleburger reverted to sarcasm before leveling the harsh blow. “It is a very good question,” he sai

How Can We Forget You if You Won’t Go Away?

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Shorter Verbatim Bob Kerrey: “Obama understands that to succeed, he must make peace with John McCain just as he has done with Hillary Clinton. When this historic election concludes, I expect the two to sit down, without precondition, and negotiate an agenda of reform.” Admittedly, I’m not opposed to any such discussion that begins (and […]

A Simulation

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On October 31, 2008

We may never get to see the lost Farley/Goldfarb tapes, although I’ve heard rumors of a bootleg annotated by Greil Marcus turning up at Bleeker Street Records. But I assume the missing footage w

A Brief Note

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On October 31, 2008

Based on personal and other anecdotal experience, I would have to say that SuperShuttle is pretty much the worst thing ever. If I understand correctly, the deal is that you add about four hours on to

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