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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 “

It’s surely highly-paid TV pundits who are completely obsessed with bizarrely involuted meta-critiques of politics as infotainment theater. Yglesias is spot on regarding this, but I think what he’s saying can be extended to the blogosphere as well. We forget that most Americans, and in particular most Americans whose presidential votes aren’t already cast in […]

Things

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On October 2, 2008

(1) As a new blogger I’m clearly not aware of all internet traditions, as I didn’t realize that deleting a post I had put up a couple of minutes earlier after I realized that I was linking

OK, this isn’t satire

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On October 2, 2008

I think: Palin also claimed she was eager for the debate since the media had been ‘censoring’ her: “Getting to speak directly to Americans without that filter of mainstream media try

Please make it stop

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In General
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On October 2, 2008
COURIC: Do you think there’s an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution? PALIN: I do. Yeah, I do. COURIC: That’s the cornerstone of Roe v Wade PALIN: I do. And I believe that –individual states can handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will […]

Turning trick questions

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On October 1, 2008

Although I haven’t seen it I understand there’s a David Cronenberg movie in which people are subjected to telekinetic bombardment until their heads actually explode. If the increasingly un

Random sports stuff

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On September 30, 2008

(1) A statistic that will appeal to any baseball fan’s inner geek: Alex Rodriguez has scored one fewer run than he’s batted in in his career, and he’s consequently 691 RBI short of H

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