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Kindly Ol’ Ron Paul

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On January 21, 2012
I decided to tune out the GOP primary coverage and return to Hockey Night In Canada once it became clear that Ron Paul’s speech would consist of reciting the entire first side of 2112 with extended solos. (I did like the warm-up line about how people accuse his monetary policy of being “too complex,” which […]

Seems About Right

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On January 19, 2012

Hopefully Paul-curious progressives heard the bit where kindly old Ron Paul noted that “South Carolina is known for their respect for liberty.”   This is a good summation of the kinds of

The Sanctity of Marriage

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On January 19, 2012
It’s still great that we have Newt around as a moralizing blowhard working to keep America’s traditional values sacrosanct by ensuring that marriage is between one man, one woman, his congressional aides, his geometry teachers, someone he just met at a wine&cheese social…. Also, I’m pretty sure that asking for an “open marriage” retroactively doesn’t count. Share

Uh, No?

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On January 16, 2012

I understand that I have been admonished to not write about such trivialities, but having come across Larry Johnson interrupting his search for the Whitey Tape to give his reaction to the news that GO

Mittens

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On January 14, 2012
It does seem worth noting that his stump speech is pretty much all lies. But since he said them, one can hardly expect a transcriber journalist to question them. Now, if someone had misquoted him about Love Story, on the other hand, that would be news! Share

Prohibitive

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On January 14, 2012

This is the kind of thing I’m referring to when I say that it’s absurd to deny that Romney is a mortal lock, whether he narrowly wins or loses South Carolina.     There are serious cam

Pollitt on Paul

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On January 9, 2012
As Lindsay says, Katha Pollitt’s column on Ron Paul is excellent. I’ll quote another important passage: It’s a little strange to see people who inveigh against Obama’s healthcare compromises wave away, as a detail, Paul’s opposition to any government involvement in healthcare. In Ron Paul’s America, if you weren’t prudent enough or wealthy enough to […]
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