Month: February 2012

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(This doesn’t quite rise to the level of the most epic student email ever, and in truth more likely belongs to my series on how to write an academic essay, but as it hovers somewhere between one awful mode and another, I thought I’d leave it up to you to decide. Have—shall we call it fun?) […]

Tweety on JFK

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On February 27, 2012
David Greenberg with a classic take-down of Chris Matthews’ ridiculous new biography of JFK. The whole thing is a must-read, but essentially Greenberg notes that Matthews dreams of an uber-masculine Kennedy who keeps those elite effete liberals at bay. This fits the sexist and misogynist Matthews who we all know from his moronic television show. […]

Giving Away the Show

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On February 26, 2012
This comment from Wendy Long, a lawyer who apparently the GOP might be using as cannon fodder against Kirsten Gillibrand this November, is very instructive: If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, nobody would even notice, because the states are legislating their own laws about abortion, completely independent. Well, if you’re a wealthy Manhattan attorney […]
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