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On September 21, 2004
I am pleased to note that the fine folks at W.W. Norton sent me a copy of the 9/11 commission report, unsolicited but welcomed. In addition, Phillip Roth’s new novel The Plot Against America–which I’ve been looking forward to for months–was in stock at the local bookstore. (Read his fascinating account of the novel’s genesis here.) And […]

Hacktacular!

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On September 19, 2004
You’re all familiar with the classic hack circle-jerk, such as Glenn Reynolds fulsomely praising the wit and widsom displayed by Mickey Kaus on The Dennis Miller Show Starring Rupert Pupkin, thus creating an exponential interaction of hackdom. Well, its filmic equivalent is coming to a theatre near you. Andrew Lloyd Weeber being directed by Joel Schumacher–yowza. Hell […]

Abortion and feminism, Pt. II

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On September 14, 2004
Since this is a little long to be included in comments, a couple of quick points about the possibility of a pro-life feminism. The first thing to say is that the question is unanswerable; in some sense, it’s up to Hugo Schwyzer to define his political stance, and if he defines himself as a feminist then […]

Hack Central

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On September 13, 2004

In a recent article in which self-parody and self-congratulation fought each other to a draw, Prof. Reynolds made the following statement: The press has been in the tank for Kerry to a degree that is

Roshfabulation

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On September 12, 2004
Tim Lambert has more on the article inexplicably discussed by the Times: The trouble with their study is that the economy was stronger under Clinton than under either Bush, so of course the reporting of the economy under Clinton was more positive. Lott and Hassett claim to have controlled for this with a multivariate analysis but […]

Oxyconfabulation

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On September 12, 2004

In the midst of another dissection of Michelle Malkin’s book, In Defense of the Indefensible, David Neiwert coins a useful term for the most common form of conservative argument: Malkin, in fa

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