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A Failure of Leadership

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On November 6, 2008
Kevin Drum suggests that “Obama has a notable streak of temperamental caution that serves him well, but it could also betray him. Maybe he could have turned the tide against Proposition 8 in California if he’d been willing to take a risk on its behalf.” In this case, it’s a fair knock. I can understand […]

The end of something

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On November 5, 2008

Race in America has always seemed to me like the terrible secret at the end of Chinatown, that isn’t really a secret at all. Forget it, Jake . . . Anyway. Share

Ah, Damn

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On November 3, 2008

Obama’s grandmother passes. I never tend to think it’s a tragedy when someone dies at the age of 86; we should all be so lucky. But the day before her grandson is likely to be elected Pres

The Infomercial

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On October 30, 2008
I was working so have only seen brief excerpts — was it this good? Certainly, Tom Brady is even better than Katarina Witt. (I’m guessing that very few people still wish that Mark Penn was running the Democratic campaign…) Share

Bad Day at the UK

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On October 29, 2008

Shameful: University of Kentucky police are investigating who hung an effigy of Democrat Sen. Barack Obama from a tree on the Lexington campus Wednesday morning. UK President Lee Todd said that UK pol

They Make Ads

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On October 25, 2008

Oddly enough, I actually am better off that I was four years ago. The wife says it’s because I’m not a “working American.” Blogging is work, hon, and didn’t I just power

If you talk to God that’s called prayer

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On October 22, 2008
If God talks to you that’s called schizophrenia. So observed Thomas Szasz, in his interesting if extreme critique of the concept of mental illness. Nevertheless, some people actually are certifiably nuts. And we’re going to be hearing a lot from them in the next few years. Just wait until Scaife et al start funneling serious […]

We Had a Dream

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On August 28, 2008

It’s s a beautiful morning in Boulder, and later today I’m going to take a bus the 25 miles down the turnpike to Denver and Invesco Field, to hear Barack Obama accept his party’s nom

Mmm… Brave

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On July 23, 2008

Christian at Defense Tech makes a catch: Obama flew from Iraq to Amman on an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Transport squadron 162 — the newest Osprey squadron to deploy to Iraq. I

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