Author: Paul Campos

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The Stupidity Epidemic

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On October 22, 2008
This reads like a not-very-well-done parody of how the elite media reflect and magnify cultural obsessions with weight through pseudo-scientific musings about the supposed “obesity” epidemic. (Shorter version: Because individual birds and rats are more or less prone to being startled by their environment, and hormones in the womb affect these proclivities, fat women might […]

Poetic justice? You betcha!

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On October 20, 2008

El Tinklenberg, who is running for the Minnesota congressional seat currently occupied by professional lunatic Michele Bachmann, saw his campaign bring in nearly half a million dollars in the 24 hours

Plumbing the depths

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On October 18, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain today will deliver the following remarks as prepared for delivery at the McCain-Palin 2008 rally in Concord, NC, at 11:00 a.m. ET: It’s great to be here in North Carolina. This is a must-winstate on November 4th, and early voting is taking place now, so make sure you […]

President Obama

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On October 16, 2008

You can smell it in the air: tonight was the unofficial end of the 2008 presidential race. For Obama it smells like victory. Meanwhile the McCain campaign is now unmistakably giving off the stench of

The rehabilitation of John McCain

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On October 14, 2008
It looks increasingly likely that the McCain-Palin ticket will go down to a crushing defeat three weeks from today. One perennial trope of American political journalism is that once a presidential candidate has gone down in flames, an explosion of sentimentality (edited to add: in the immediate aftermath of the election; in the long term […]

Andrew Sullivan’s womb with a view

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On October 9, 2008
I wouldn’t bother with this subject except for the fact that Sullivan is both very widely read and published on the Atlantic’s web site, so he’s sort of kosher from the viewpoint of what “counts” as a mainstream media source. Sullivan has become obsessed with the idea that the McCain-Palin campaign is obligated to release […]

Happy birthday John Lennon

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On October 9, 2008

Who is 68 today in minus space time or plus soul time. Random thoughts: (1) Lennon’s murder may have had more emotional impact on me than any other public event (I was 21 at the time Lennon was

Ayers and Kissinger

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On October 8, 2008

I only allude to the point in this column, but what makes people like Ayers and Kissinger similar is that, if your socio-economic status is high enough, it’s very difficult not to remain “

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