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Next on Springer: The West Wing

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On September 3, 2008
I really don’t want to watch Sarah Palin’s speech tonight for all kinds of reasons, including but not limited to the skeeve-inducing thought of what Victor Davis Hanson will be doing at the same time, but who am I kidding, it’s like back in college when you said you weren’t going to watch a double […]

Double standards

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On September 3, 2008

My Sarah Palin theory is here. I don’t like to harp on the “imagine if Obama or Hillary” meme, but this situation really cries out for comparisons. Imagine if Hillary had done what P

The Vegan Threat

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On September 1, 2008
Glenn Greenwald is doing yeoman’s work regarding the use of state terror to quash the possibility of dissent at the RNC. Now admittedly to this point it’s what might be called “soft terror:” no one is actually being shot, for instance. Instead, people are having their doors smashed down by SWAT teams armed with ludicrous […]

Palinland

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On August 31, 2008

I’m currently reading Nixonland, Rick Perlstein’s brilliant cultural history of the United States through the lens of the rise and fall and rise again of Richard Nixon (I don’t know

We Had a Dream

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On August 28, 2008

It’s s a beautiful morning in Boulder, and later today I’m going to take a bus the 25 miles down the turnpike to Denver and Invesco Field, to hear Barack Obama accept his party’s nom

Joe Biden, Drug Warrior

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On August 24, 2008

Radley Balko points out that Biden’s voting record on drug issues in particular and civil liberties in general is quite bad. (Edit: As a couple of commentators have noted, Biden’s overall

McCain’s Housing Crisis

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On August 21, 2008

I haven’t developed any strong feelings about Obama’s VP choice, but I sort of like this guy’s style. It would have been better if he had pointed out McCain’s idea of a housing

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