Month: October 2008

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Stevens Convicted

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On October 27, 2008

Good times. The more immediately pressing question, of course, is whether the conviction will matter in Stevens’ bid for re-election. Ordinarily, I’d be inclined to repeat my usual pessimi

Double Standards

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On October 27, 2008
Indeed: In any case, deadly threats aimed at abortion providers – unlike, for example, bombs planted in opposition to the War in Vietnam – remain a live fact about life in the United States. So when Sarah Palin refuses to call clinic bombers “terrorists,” it’s hard to take seriously her pretended moral outrage about the […]

Thinking About 2012

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On October 27, 2008

Justin Gardner summarizes Newsweek’s numbers: If John McCain is not elected president, which one of the following three possible candidates would you be most likely to support for the Republican

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When Your Own Brand is Worthless, Just Steal Another?

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On October 27, 2008
Guest post by Law Prof.Apparently, it’s gotten to the point where McCain don’t expect enough people to be motivated to pay attention to his own (frankly uncreative) logo — that star between two arrow-like lines. So yesterday McCain’s own ad campaign was prominently displaying Obama’s trademark flag-sunrise. (See the screen-cut from fivethirtyeight.com) Unfortunately for McCain, […]

Prognostication Hall of Fame

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On October 26, 2008

Steven Warshawsky — proprietor of a “boutique law firm” that defends employers in discrimination suits — has written an epically funny brief on behalf of teh power of teh PUMA.

The Blame Acorn Game

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On October 26, 2008

Peter Dreier and John Atlas break it down. In her own excellent article on the subject, Dahlia Lithwick has some good analysis of John Paul Stevens’s unfortunate endorsement of the vote fraud fr

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