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The Age Thing

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On June 6, 2008
What Eric said. The fact that John McCain is older than nachos and chocolate chip cookies is a lot less relevant than the fact that he’d be rubbish as president. Vaclav Havel, for instance — also born in 1936 — would make a fine substitute for John McCain. As would Jim Henson, were he still […]

Winner Pays?

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On June 5, 2008

Ferraro: Geraldine Ferraro has a plan for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to recoup her sizable campaign debt: Have Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) fundraisers pick up the tab. After a long primar

Method Acting

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On June 4, 2008

Wolcott, reflecting on the advice of Hannity/K-Lo that McCain “find his voice” by modeling his public demeanor after Bernie and Mittens, who delivered, I dunno, the awesomest concession sp

Against Roe Reductionism

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On June 4, 2008
I can sort of understand why Roe takes center stage in debates over judicial nomination, although it obscures a lot of important questions and impacts of the court. But people explaining why Obama is infinitely preferable to McCain really shouldn’t begin and end with Roe. Even focusing solely on women’s rights, four more years of […]

The grim reaping begins

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On May 30, 2008

Verbatim Ferraro: As for Reagan Democrats, how Clinton was treated is not their issue. They are more concerned with how they have been treated. Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a st

Open Mic Night

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On May 12, 2008
I haven’t read enough Edward Luttwak to say for certain that he’s an unprincipled hack, but I know enough to be certain that his knowledge of Islamic law and religion is insufficient for the forum he’s been offered. His central premise is almost too laughable for commentary; he insists not only that Barack Obama not […]

History Lesson

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On April 23, 2008
Rodger at the Duck has some thoughts about the Pennsylvania primary: Pennsylvania [in 1980] didn’t stop the inevitability of front-runner Reagan capturing the Republican nomination. Like Reagan, Obama has sometimes won the delegate count even when he lost the popular vote: Nevada and Texas may be joined by PA. Pennsylvania was an unfortunate speedbump for […]
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