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One of the many great features on baseball reference.com is a feature that allows you to look up the players who share your birthday. (And to think my degree only took six years!) Alas, my team is almost as crappy as my list of celebrity birthdays (although Thora Birch is a nice recent addition to Lawrence Welk, […]

The O’Asshole Factor

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On August 8, 2004
I’m glad that Media Matters has posted the best clip from O’Reilly and Krugman’s joint appearance on the CNBC Russert Show. Being extremely ill, I actually watched the whole thing, and this clip is basically how the entire thing went. O’Reilly lies through his teeth, Krugman catches him dead to rights, and then O’Reilly starts engaging […]

Judicial “Activism”

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On August 4, 2004
Anderson v. King Sims–the case discussed by Dave below–can be read in its entirety here. It’s actually worth reading. It’s lucid and relatively short. Progressives should familiarize themselves with this and similar rulings, because reactionary opponents of the decision will inevitably describe it as radical “judicial activism.” In fact (particularly for a superior court decision) is […]

He Hate Women

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On August 1, 2004

It would be difficult to imagine a movie from a major filmmaker sounding worse that Spike Lee’s latest joint, She Hate Me. The centerpiece of the film apparently involves a fired whistleblower w

Matt Yglesias has (justly) come under fire for his recent posts arguing against civil rights protections for gay people on the basis of conservertarian bromides that weren’t persuasive when the Supreme Court used them to strike down maximum hours laws in 1905, and for his criticism of John Kerry’s acceptance speech for not being a Brookings Institute position paper […]
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