Author: Scott Lemieux

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The intent doctrine

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On October 7, 2004
I don’t have much to add to Rob’s able attack on the laughable attempts of Cheney to spin the Duelfer report. I would like to emphasize that utter worthlessness of intentions, in and of themselves, as a justification for military intervention. I have no doubt that Saddam Hussein would have liked to have nuclear weapons. […]

Political Quiz

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On October 5, 2004

The estimation quiz was fun. Despite managing to guess Tony Benn’s age, I couldn’t best Rob: 36%. I’m really, really bad at estimating weights and distances (and when did they add se

Adieu

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On October 3, 2004
Well, that was a tough day. But it was poignant to be at Shea for such a sad, momentous day: the retirement of Todd Zeile. Every time between innings, when they showed highlights of his long career accompanied by string quartet arrangements of Kiss songs*, it made me well up. Seriously, it was a very […]

Banned!

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On October 2, 2004

A list of superb choices from the Poor Man. (Although I must admit to liking pretentious Latin phrases.) However, I would like to reiterate that any such list absolutely demands the inclusion of ̶

MoD’oh!

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On October 2, 2004

Make sure to catch a special Saturday Howler, as Somerby catches Maureen Dowd dead to rights making up the “Who among us doesn’t like NASCAR?” Kerry “quote”, which needl

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On October 1, 2004
Ichiro! Very classy all the way. Did it in his first 2 ABs, Randy Newman’s soundtrack from The Natural playing, George Sisler’s daughter in attendance. Cool.

President Fredo

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On October 1, 2004

One of Yglesias’s commenters nails it: Bush was at times defensive, insecure and peevish. Sometimes he almost seemed to be defending his intelligence, as when he kept insisting “I know ho

Debate

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On September 30, 2004

I watched it on the first floor of the college, where NBC set up cameras to interview students, before and after. I felt as nervous as before a game 7 I was invested in. For those who missed the debat

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