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My Question

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On November 21, 2008
How can a stigma become attached to an individual based on an informational seminar everyone has to attend? Mcpherson’s tear-stained column is really some classic whining about nothing, but admittedly I’m not inclined to give a very serious hearing to people who complain about “political correctness” at this late date. I would be particularly interested […]

"Seven Years Is Enough."

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On November 21, 2008

Judge Richard Leon — an appointee of George W. Bush — issued a major ruling following the wake of the Supreme Court’s Boumediene decision yesterday, ordering five Guantanamo detainee

Larry Craig apparently likes airports

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On November 21, 2008
From today’s bukakke party for Ted Stevens. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho: “I’m en route from downtown Anchorage, to the Ted Stevens International Airport. And as we round the curb and pull up to exit the cab, I look up, and there is your name. And I said, ‘Oh, Ted’s got an airport, that’s neat.’ Share

More Piracy…

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On November 21, 2008

I have another piece on piracy up at Comment is Free. And while we’re on the subject, recall that David Axe is heading to Somalia in order to interact with actual pirates; he could use some dona

Who Says Why?

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On November 20, 2008

Ed Kilgore says that “a critical plurality of Americans don’t much like abortion but care a whole lot about when and why abortions occur.” Assuming that this is true — and ther

Obama’s Supremes

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On November 20, 2008

One potential list here. I must admit that I have a strong sympathy for Sonia Sotomayor, given her role in stopping MLB’s attempted bad faith union-busting in 1995, but she seems too moderate to

That’s Nothing

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On November 20, 2008
At what’s amazing is that Ted Stevens is far from the worst example of misplaced senetorial courtesy — let us not forget Kindly Ol’ Strom Thurmond, for example. Share

Huh. Wow.

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On November 20, 2008

NYT: Scientists are talking for the first time about the old idea of resurrecting extinct species as if this staple of science fiction is a realistic possibility, saying that a living mammoth could pe

Half Empty

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On November 20, 2008

To follow up on Kaufman and Lookout Landing, maybe it would help if the BBWAA would just release the winners. It’s sort of amazing that a group of voters that all other evidence suggests are who

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