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When PUMAs attack

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On September 17, 2008
Prominent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter who recently married a very elderly billionaire, thus becoming an expatriate Baronness, endorses McCain, while decrying Obama’s elitism. OK, to be fair it turns out she was already very rich herself before she married into the billionaire leagues. Unlike her preferred presidential candidate.

What?

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On September 15, 2008

Ned Yost has been fired, with his team tied for the NL wild card spot and 13 days left in the season. Can’t think of any precedent for something like this off the top of my head. I don’t f

Math is hard!

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On September 15, 2008

No it isn’t. Denver Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan was clearly having a Herm Edwards moment Sunday. You play to win the game, but Shanahan’s decision to go for a 2-point conversation for a victor

Always look on the bright side of life

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On September 15, 2008
This WAPO op-ed from chief McCain economic adviser Donald Luskin may set some kind of record for unfortunate timing. Shorter Luskin: unless you happen to be among the few million wretched refuse of our teeming shores who purchased a subprime mortgage things are still pretty good so quit your bitching (I guess that’s not that […]

Look out below

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On September 14, 2008

Looks like Lehman is going to be liquidated. Merrill may be next. Remember all those glossy paens to investment bankers and hedge funds and CDOs and the frictionless magic of the market in an age of g

A lot of people are fixing to die in Galveston tonight

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On September 12, 2008
I don’t know whether it will be dozens or hundreds, but my friend Steve the atmospheric scientist is pessimistic. He says that people aren’t sufficiently frightened of Ike because its maximum winds aren’t that high, but that it’s an enormous storm in terms of its total wind field, which means it’s going to create a […]

Her own private Idaho

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On September 11, 2008

Amid all the extremely disturbing tidbits in the Gibson/Palin soupcon of agitprop masquerading as journalism, the most disturbing may be the revelation that the GOP’s VP candidate (on a ticket w

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