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In Praise of Fehr

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On June 24, 2009
I strongly endorse Sheehan’s remarks, especially with respect to the comparison with Upshaw: Don Fehr took on this task and did it very well for a quarter-century. He did it as his peers in the NFL, NBA, and NHL all lost major labor battles and saw their unions weakened, or in the NFL’s case completely […]

Spain v USA

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On June 24, 2009
Kicks off 19:30 (BST), 14:30 (EDT), 11:30 (PDT).  I think I have the times right this time, but the aforementioned “love of my life” from the previous post on the Egypt match did take a certain delight in my public embarrassment. In my first post on the Confederations Cup back on June 15, I said […]

Justice Chicago-style

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On June 24, 2009

Judge John J. Fleming thought this didn’t merit any jail time, because a two-minute vicious beating of an 115-pound woman by a 250-pound drunk psychopath only resulted in “some bumps and b

Tomorrow

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On June 23, 2009
Good one. I suppose seeing the world-historical importance of Obama eating ice cream while there is any injustice anywhere in the world is a close cousin to warbloggers who believe that linking to Steven Den Beste posts and saying “heh” is a form of combat, or warboggers who believe that changing their font to green […]

Conservertarian False Equivalence, Meet Facts

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On June 23, 2009
McArdle: It is true that some countries have controlled costs, and therefore made it easier to afford coverage for more people. It is also true that some countries have cut marginal tax rates, and thereby actually raised the tax revenue they collected. Chait: McArdle’s comparison — some countries have cut taxes and thereby raised revenues, […]

Denounce! Renounce! Etc.

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On June 23, 2009

In trying to break down the “Obama Should Denounce!” crowd into some subsets, I came up with the following five groups: Obama is being quiet because he thinks that US intervention would ca

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