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Among the various claims being bandied about in Asia is the reminder that “a state of war” still exists between the two Koreas because a formal peace was never declared in 1953. (In fact this article from Reuters had the highest Google ranking yesterday for the keywords “North Korea.”) And it’s true. It’s also fairly […]

The Deficit Scam

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On May 26, 2010

And, of course, it’s even worse than this. If the Obama administration does succeed in cutting the deficit, this will just be a pretext for even more upper-class tax cuts from the next Republica

V Sucks

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On May 25, 2010

Here’s a thought: If you’re going to make one of your main characters a Catholic priest, try to have a point.  It makes it so much more interesting for the viewer.  You’d think, fo

Josh Pollack engages in a somewhat defensive dissent from the idea that Israel may have offered to sell nuclear weapons to South Africa. He argues that the documents do not provide sufficient proof that Israel offered to sell warheads to SA, and mobilizes Avner Cohen, who knows a lot about the Israeli nuclear program, in […]

Mavericky!

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On May 25, 2010

It’s pathetic enough for the Deeply Principled John McStraightTalk to flip-flop on DATA. But it’s especially risible that he’s using the favorite new Republican form of evasion, R

Zev Chafets has padded his fawning, puddle-deep New York Times Magazine profile of Rush Limbaugh into a book, with results that are apparently so bad that World’s Nicest Reviewer Janet Maslin delivers a merciless pan.   The WaPo, meanwhile, has enlisted the Good Frum to review it, with entertaining results: “Largely decorated by Limbaugh himself, [his […]

Hacktacular!

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On May 24, 2010

Fresh off his…not entirely convincing defense of libertarianism, Matt Welch tabs uberhack Michael Barone’s argument “that [government] spending is not popular this year.”   T

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