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The Countermobilization Myth

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On August 31, 2009
In case you were wondering, still a myth. And, of course, public opinion on abortion on abortion has been remarkably stable since the early 70s, litigation-driven successes haven’t made abortion or same-sex marriage less popular in Canada, etc. etc. etc. Share

First Day of Class!!!

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On August 31, 2009

Today is the first day of my National Security Policy course; website here, with syllabus. The National Security Policy course is one half of the core National Security major requirement at Patterson,

Useful Idiot of the Day

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On August 31, 2009

Saint Bradley. I’m not sure what’s worse — his apparently sincere belief that congressional Republicans are willing to make a deal on health care, or his apparently sincere belief th

In addition to the issue of Sunday news shows continuing to treat Saint McMaverick as if he were still relevant to anything, this shouldn’t go without emphasis: Both Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) emphasized on Face the Nation this morning that the Attorney General’s new probe into the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation […]

I Challenge You, Sir!

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On August 30, 2009

I’d be reluctant, at this point, to take the anti-dueling clause out of the Kentucky public service oath. Give it maybe another hundred years. In particular, I’d be worried about the safet

Bureaucracy

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On August 30, 2009
Ezra makes a critical point: Paperwork gets lost. HR Departments are busy. People are between jobs for a few months, or they pressed submit but not “save.” So they go uninsured for a few months. Or maybe more. Maybe they don’t notice for a year. That’s fine if they don’t get hit by a car. […]

This Seems Awkward…

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On August 30, 2009

Ahem. The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leak

Obama and Health Care

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On August 28, 2009

If Obama is proven to have made mistakes when we see what comes out of the World’s Worst Deliberative Body, they will have been about his strategy with respect to Congress: being to willing to c

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