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Dog Bites Man II

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On July 21, 2008
The CENTCOM non-denial-denial came only after a call from the U.S. government: The statement by an aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki calling his remarks in Der Spiegel “misinterpreted and mistranslated” followed a call to the prime minister’s office from U.S. government officials in Iraq. Maliki had expressed support for a withdrawal plan similar […]

On Causation…

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On July 12, 2008

Nate Silver, 6/25: If the media believes that Barack Obama is ahead by 5 points, then if a new poll comes out next week showing him ahead by 3, it will not get any attention. But if the media believes

The Late-Term Abortion Diversion

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On July 7, 2008
Professor B provides some useful data about late-term abortions in light of Obama’s dumb (and I guess now clumsily partially retracted) comments about abortion policy. Admittedly, the policy consequences of what Obama is proposing would probably be negligible; as long as the decision rests with individual doctors rather than a panel, the precise definition of […]

Hm.

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On July 1, 2008

Obama wants to expand the role of faith-based organizations in American public life. Maybe there is a lot of good to be said about this — particularly in poor, religious communities where the ch

Dodd and Feingold to filibuster the House’s awful FISA bill in the Senate. And Reid is co-sponsoring an amendment stripping the bill of the provisions providing retroactive immunity for corporat

Ugly

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On June 21, 2008
A few months ago, I foolishly claimed that Pat Oliphant could never get away with open racism comparable to his misogyny. I was certainly mistaken. (Latter link via Ez.) Share

To Reiterate

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On June 19, 2008

Since the first three comments manage to miss the point entirely, allow me to try this again: Like any Democrat capable of winning a national election, Obama will make all sorts of compromises and adv

A Point Endorsed

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On June 19, 2008

Indeed. One of the most irritating aspects of blog discussion about the primary was the “See — Obama’s a politican, no matter what his supporters say!” / “Obamabots don&#

the smear machine isn’t functioning properly.

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On June 10, 2008
Below, Bean points us to the NRO’s campaign spot blog, calling for the release of Obama’s birth certificate for some truly strange reasons (more good snark on the logic behind these “controversies” from marvelous Jesse Taylor, fresh off his sabbatical in The Real World). Inexplicably, I’ve perused NRO’s The Corner blog occasionally over the years, […]
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