Month: October 2011

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This Will Not End Well

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On October 28, 2011
Erik beat me to the Oliver Stone/Power Broker* project. And yet, I think it might be more promising than fellow Belaborer of the Obvious Alan Ball** doing a movie about George Tiller. Fans of actors reading lengthy position papers telling you things you already know who are still upset by the cancellation of Studio 60 […]

Game 6

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On October 27, 2011

I dunno, I was hoping for a little more drama. …And those of us rooting for a Game 7 above all get their reward. What a classic. But I’m not sure that Freese kid will ever be able to hit i

Linkocity

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On October 27, 2011
Too many worthy stories today, too little time to write them up. If humans playing football suffer concussions, why don’t woodpeckers? Oliver Stone directing a film about Robert Moses based on Caro’s The Power Broker sounds very unpromising. The drought in the Southwest affects all of us because 70% of our winter vegetables come from […]
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I have a piece up at Alternet about the myth of Robert Bork.   Nocera’s representative whining notwithstanding, the defeat of Bork wasn’t unprecedented, it wasn’t obstructionist, it was justified, and it was crucial to maintaining fundamental constitutional rights.    And there’s a reason why so many hacks just quote the Ted Kennedy speech without bothering […]

General Strike

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On October 27, 2011

Yesterday, Occupy Oakland approved a motion for a general strike, to be called for November 2. I’m curious to see where this goes. General strikes have always had trouble gaining traction in Ame

Oh Mittens

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On October 27, 2011

Why on earth would Mitt Romney wade into the SB-5 fight in Ohio? John Kasich’s union-busting bill is extremely unpopular and is about to go down to a crushing defeat. Given Obama’s somewha

Scioscia/Napoli/Washington

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On October 27, 2011
Neyer has more on Scioscia trying to rationalize his horrible misjudgment of Napoli. A few points: The Napoli for an $85 million anvil deal is the most irrational organizational move in many, many years, and everyone with decision-making authority in the Angels organization has to take a hit (and has, in the case of the […]
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