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On February 28, 2013
Ian Millhiser with more on the discredit historical roots of the Republican attack on the VRA. Jon Cohn on the unspeakable terror of being “threatened” by Gene Sperling. Tiger and Expos fans may be interested in this story about Ron LeFlore, who Billy Martin (who else?) discovered in the Jackson State Pen, leading to a […]
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As Mark Tushnet has pointed out, Scalia is erroneously considered an intellectual standout on the Court because of his unusual tendency to write and speak in prose more generally seen on political shoutfests and op-eds.  Very frequently, these glib, attention-grabbing phrases are used to advance arguments that are essentially self-refuting.   For example, the oft-quoted phrase […]

WBC

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On February 28, 2013

My latest at the Diplomat is on the opening of the third World Baseball Classic. The Dominican Republic, led by Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes, and Hanley Ramirez, is the odds on favorite to win the Classi

Why did the GOP go down Yamato-style, guns blazing on a suicide mission against impossible odds in the Hagel fight?  Conor Friedersdorf’s suggests that part of the answer is information asymmetry, bred by the conservative echo chamber: But Americans who get their news from anti-Hagel conservatives discovered Tuesday that much of the analysis they’ve long […]

Live Free or Stupid

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On February 27, 2013

New Hampshire has moronic legislators that challenge any state in the nation: A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire made a startling comment Tuesday during a debate on a bill that would reduce the pe

On November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington, a former abolitionist preacher, led a military expedition against an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians at Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado. The Cheyenne and Arapaho, having seen their power diminish rapidly with the arrival of whites since 1859, were there under an understanding of peace. Despite this, […]
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