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Travel in Mexico

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On May 12, 2012

Via Yann, if you are an American, you are safer traveling in Mexico than in Texas. Obviously, if you are Mexican and live in Juarez or Matamoros, you aren’t very safe. But the same can be said f

Burton

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On May 11, 2012

The problem with Tim Burton is not that he repeatedly casts Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. That’s silly. Was it a problem that Akira Kurosawa repeatedly cast Toshiro Mifune? That Ingmar B

Pareene on Goldberg

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On May 11, 2012
No one has ever said it’s hard to completely destroy Jonah Goldberg. But it doesn’t mean that doing so isn’t fun. Alex Pareene must have enjoyed writing this. In part: From a 2010 column on the supposed “Ground Zero Mosque”: Here’s a thought: The 70% of Americans who oppose what amounts to an Islamic Niketown […]

The Risk to Romney

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On May 9, 2012
Certainly Obama took a political risk today, but Noam Scheiber succinctly sums up the bind this puts Romney in. Now, a politician with more credibility among conservatives might be willing to take the hit to preserve his general-election prospects. Perhaps more importantly, such a person would get less heat from the right in the first […]

Hackthat

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On May 9, 2012

It’s hardly news that Douthat is an irredeemable hack, but this piece about Obama and gay marriage drove me crazy. Indeed, if you accept the framing of the debate that many liberals (and many jo

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