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How white is Matthew Yglesias?

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On January 17, 2011
Yglesias notes that, for the first time in nearly a half century, an Ohio governor appointed an all-white cabinet. It should be unnecessary to point out that, in 2011, a governor of a state with around 1.3 million African American residents who appoints a cabinet that looks like this is doing so for a specific […]
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Alomar was a slam dunk once the idiot “first ballot” convention was dispensed with, and his name was on 90% of the ballots. Blyleven’s election (79.8%) is a bit of a tribute to the power of saber-knowledge. Others: Larkin 62%, Morris, 53.5%, Lee Smith 45%, Bagwell 41.3%, Raines 37%, Trammell 24.3%. McGwire was named on […]

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On December 29, 2010

For some reason this reminds me of John McKay’s comment immediately after he had coached Tampa Bay to one in a string of 26 straight losses, and he was asked what he thought of his team’s

Good questions, bad answers

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On December 21, 2010
Michael Lind asks if anyone in America believes in the rule of law? It’s a good question, but his response to it reveals it’s a much tougher one to answer than he imagines. First, he excoriates “most of the American left” for defending Wikileaks and Julian Assange: For Assange’s admirers, the embarrassment that his publication […]
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