Month: July 2009

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What?

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On July 29, 2009
Wilson and Snell to Seattle; Clement, Cedeno, Pribanic, Lorin and Adcock to Pittsburgh. I’m now no longer sure that Jack Z. can cure cancer, solve the Middle East, or work out how to properly run my university. The Mariners overpaid.  And I’m struggling to work out why do this deal to begin with. From either […]

The Core

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On July 29, 2009

Ezra objects to my post arguing that it might be better to reject a bill that sells out too much to the Blue Dogs: But it’s also worth offering a more general reality check here: The public opti

The Philippine Analogy

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On July 28, 2009

Ross Douthat gets the ball rolling: These twists and turns make Iraq look less like either Vietnam or World War II — the analogies that politicians and pundits keep closest at hand — and more like

It Does Not Amuse…

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On July 28, 2009

This is kind of cool: Eminent economists have told Queen Elizabeth II that the global financial downturn was brought about by a “psychology of denial” among the financial and political eli

Let’s Get Realist

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On July 28, 2009
I don’t necessary agree with every nuance — to say that law isn’t determinate is different than saying that there is “no law” — but I’m still gratified to see this kind of analysis in a major publication: In her opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Sonia Sotomayor said that she wanted […]

Wanker of the Day

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On July 28, 2009

Omar Minaya. Aside from the bullying in and of itself — perhaps an homage to the departed Bernazard? — what’s striking is that this is inept even as Machiavellian politics. Even if h

Bunning Hits the Showers

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On July 27, 2009

This ain’t no good. Bunning was dead in the water; I suspect that Trey Grayson would have defeated Bunning in the Republican primary anyway, but the fight might have bloodied him a bit. I think

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