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In The Bag

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On March 15, 2008
John McCain riding in a first-class car on the Alcela is, to an AP reporter either unfamiliar with train travel in the northeast corridor or lying about it, an example of him being “a man of the people.” The reporter was at McCain’s recent BBQ, what a coinky-dink. This is definitely a bad variable in […]

Blockbuster!

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On February 21, 2008
From what I can gather, at least from the standpoint of someone who has never thought John McCain had any particularly high level of integrity and could care less even if unsubstantiated implications that he might have had sex with someone not his wife are true, this is about as much a “blockbuster” as The […]

Straight Talkin’ Torture

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On February 14, 2008

I’m not even going to pretend to be surprised that St. McCain “is now facilitating the CIA’s use of techniques that are unlawful, including some that are torture even by Senator McCa

Count The Votes Until Our Frontrunner Is Ahead

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On February 11, 2008
Via Matt W., the fact that the GOP has “progressed from 2000 where they refused to count Democratic votes, to 2008 where they are now refusing to count their own votes” is indeed very amusing. It’s bizarre for a party to just announce a winner in a close race before counting every vote, and you […]

It’s Over

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On February 2, 2008

Not that this is news, but the McCain is a mortal lock. Evidently, I got this completely wrong. What I missed was that the logic I used to defend Romney (he would have little chance running against a

GOP Florida Postmortem

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On January 30, 2008

On the wonderfully ignominious collapse of Rudy!, I think Noam Scheiber gets it right: “Was Rudy’s strategy flawed, or was it the candidate? I say the latter. Rudy spent a good chunk of ti

But Al Gore Said He Invented The Internet!

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On January 19, 2008
As one of the old-timers who prefer to read the Times in the dead tree edition, I almost spit out my coffee when I saw that Maverick McStraighttalk had claimed that “[e]very time in history we have raised taxes it has cut revenues. [my emphasis]” Jon Chait points out the obvious facts that 1)you have […]

Kerik’s Contribution

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On November 10, 2007

Via Drum, John McCain: “I don’t know Mr. Kerik. I do know that I went to Baghdad shortly after the initial victory and met in Baghdad with (Ambassador Paul) Bremer and (Lt. Gen. Ricardo) S

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