Month: September 2012

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China’s Aircraft Carrier

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In Robert Farley
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On September 30, 2012
Everyone I know sent me a link related to this event. First things first, congratulations to the PLAN and to the people of China on turning a half-finished hulk into a major, if limited, warship.  Some thoughts from around the internets: Andrew Erickson has been on the Liaoning beat for a while. This is an […]

The 2000 Debate Myth

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In General
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On September 29, 2012
Never let it be said that I don’t know how to spend an exciting Saturday night, I’m re-watching the first Bush/Gore debate. (SPOILER: Bush lies his ass off, particularly about his massive upper-class tax cuts! Gore patiently explains why the lies are lies! Centrist pundits and many allegedly tough-minded leftists alike believe Bush’s transparently phony […]

A Clarification

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On September 29, 2012

Recent discussion here may have given the impression that I am comprehensively anti-spoiler. Absolutely not true! Some spoilers I like perfectly well. Now, if the Red Sox can save any remaining wins u

Ah, Liberal Hollywood

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In General
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On September 28, 2012
I can just imagine the pitch meeting for this.  “It will be The Replacements meets Waiting for Superman!  For the screenplay, we’ll hire someone who worships Aaron Sorkin but finds him insufficiently didactic.” But “Won’t Back Down” ultimately has no use for nuance, and its third act is a mighty cataract of speechifying and breathless […]

Homer!

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On September 28, 2012

First Bolsheviks no hitter since Browning. Congrats to Homer Bailey! Incidentally, is there serious debate to be had regarding Johnny Cueto‘s appropriateness as Cy Young award winner? Share

500,000

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On September 28, 2012

This evening, LGM passed 500,000 readers in a month for the first time in its history. Kind of a milestone. There’s only one way I can think of celebrating this and that’s with Mickey, the

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