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There was no question that an ostensibly liberal pundit was going to come out with loads of praise for the boldness of Paul Ryan’s appallingly regressive, transparently fraudulent attack on the Great Society. Whoever had Jacob Weisberg in the pool, collect your winnings! The core of the defense is some inherently reactionary question-begging: But they’ve […]

The Golden Slates

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On December 18, 2009

LGM is proud to announce the 2009 nominees for First Annual Mikey Kaus Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence in Contrarianism: Jonah Weiner: Creed may be the greatest American r

Not a hard decision at all, actually

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On December 10, 2008
If Ben Wittes is indeed serving as an adviser to the Obama transition team, let’s hope the President-elect has the good sense not to listen to anything he has to say. That Wittes would invoke Qahtani in support of his proposal for expanded detention authority is, in a word, astonishing. Qahtani — who U.S. officials […]

The Viaduct

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On October 7, 2008

Erik Loomis makes a stalwart defense of Seattle’s Alaska Way Viaduct, recently named the Worst Freeway in America: The road sucks in a lot of ways. A big earthquake would remind us all of the Ba

Who else but Stuart Taylor? His argument seems to be that the best remedy for illegal acts of torture is to assure that (apart from some isolated low-level “bad apple” scapegoats) nobody i

Great Moments In High Contrarianism

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On July 18, 2008
I guess it’s time to go back to this from Ben Wittes: I know what you’re thinking: If they confirm Mukasey without answers, the Democrats will once again be caving and letting the administration escape accountability. But the Democrats actually don’t have to cave here. They just have to wait a few weeks. While Mukasey […]
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