Month: February 2009

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Boomer Crash Explanation?

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On February 17, 2009
Gitlin forwards me the following on the SSBN crash: To the tactical oceanographer, the Atlantic may be less large than it at first appears. It seems the British sub was heading out to sea, while the French vessel was returning from patrol. Both captains, with similar boats on similar missions likely took the same factors […]

With room to drop

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On February 16, 2009

This set of presidential rankings, as Steve Benen points out, is not all that useful except as a conversation-starter. Bearing that in mind, I’ll simply note the absurdity of keeping William Hen

Better Journalism, Please

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On February 16, 2009
For some reason, the Atlantic continues to attract love letters to aircraft. I had hoped that Robert Kaplan’s ode to the B-2 Spirit would be sufficient embarrassment to the magazine to make the editors think twice about a second paean to an airborne weapons system. Unfortunately, the generally-more-reliable Mark Bowden falls manages very nearly the […]

Crow I’ll Happily Eat, But Not Quite Yet

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On February 16, 2009
As Ezra points out, as did a certain visiting dignitary yesterday, it must be said (painfully in my case) that the initial returns on Obama going with the “inside the tent pissing out” strategy with Lieberman have been positive. During the stimulus debate, at least, the urine did not end up primarily on the feet […]

Surprises, Cutting Both Ways

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On February 15, 2009

On the one hand, I fully expected to love Synecdoche, New York. Dargis’s rave (though an outlier) seemed persuasive enough, I liked the premise since I first heard about, liked many of Kaufman&#

So…

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On February 14, 2009

… what were thoughts on the mythos exposition last night on BSG? My first thoughts: 1. It made more sense than I expected.2. It left some productive directions to take characters in, especially

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