Month: October 2012

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I see that Nick Gillespie has argued that, as a principled libertarian, he wishes that Democrats would stop bringing up the fact that Republicans want to coerce women to carry pregnancies to term. In fairness, this does put him one step ahead of LGM’s resident coservertarian, since Gillespie at least understands that national Republicans wish […]

Storytelling

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On October 30, 2012

Why has television surpassed film as the most important form of motion picture media? Maybe because shows like Mad Men tell interesting stories while the 14th sequel to a superhero movie might sell ti

No video yet: FOX NEWS WEATHER PERSON: These power outages could last up to a week, right through election day, which could be really great news for Romney. FOX NEWS BLONDE WOMAN #3: Because even if the power’s back on, people will have a lot more on their mind than voting. FOX NEWS WEATHER PERSON: […]

Sandy’s Wake

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On October 29, 2012

Here at the north end of the Hudson Valley we have missed the worst consequences of the storm (so far), but our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors who weren’t so lucky. Take care of eac

Silver

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On October 29, 2012
The threat Nate Silver’s mathematical models offer to traditional punditry, with its emphasis on the horse race and the personalities and the media ratings, is quite real. How do we know? So many pundits hate Silver with the heat of a thousand suns. And these are political pundits we are talking about here, people. Political […]

Halloween Eve, Asbury Park

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On October 29, 2012
A song from Springsteen’s best album seems especially appropriate today: How can this record be 40 years old? (Any other boomers feel like a decade got lost in there somewhere — that the early 80s were actually 20 years ago, etc?). Share
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