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Going Galt — Aqua Style!

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On May 29, 2009
A group of libertarians seeks refuge from our parasite society by forming some sort of ocean colony. Whether this even puts them above the mean level of craziness among the contemporary American comservative movement is unclear. I mean, beats this, you have to admit… [Link to relevant video because I can’t seem to disable irritating […]

Today In Self-Parody

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On May 29, 2009

It doesn’t get much better than Fred Barnes questioning Sonia Sotomayor’s intellectual credentials (in the midst, natch, of wholly unsubstantiated assertions that Sotomayor has been a bene

Give ‘Em Enough Rope

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On May 28, 2009

I have an article up over at Comment Is Free about he Sotomayor nomination. Since her confirmation is (barring unforseen circumstances) inevitable, what matters is the nature of the process itself. An

How gauche

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On May 28, 2009
There’s a great little exchange at the beginning of the Godfather II, when the corrupt senator is trying to shake down Michael Corleone. The senator makes a point of pronouncing Corleone’s name with exaggerated correctness. This is a double insult, both because of the exaggeration, but more so because an hour earlier the senator had […]

The Narrative Continues

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On May 27, 2009

Dana Milbank is the latest to assert that Sotomayor just can’t be all that bright and doesn’t know her place. Does anyone think in a million years that Milbank would be questioning the int

Adam has the inevitably hacktacular Stuart Taylor dead to rights here: Moreover, Taylor, who believes the greatest injustice in Western history was Sotomayor’s failure to ignore established precedent in the Ricci case and act as an empathetic, activist judge on behalf of a plaintiff he finds sympathetic, has been a fervent supporter of racial profiling. […]

Republicatarian

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On May 27, 2009

Eugene Volokh expresses concern about the consequences of having an actual liberal on the Supreme Court: And she might move that seat further to the left, if she proves to be a solid liberal, like Jus

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