Author: Scott Lemieux

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Living History

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On October 19, 2004
How to put Schilling, Game 6, into historical perspective? The referents aren’t Koufax in 1965, Beckett last year, like that; he was outstanding, but it’s not about dominance per se. Lots of guys have thrown 7 innings 1 run in the postseason. It’s about drama, historical significance, not just quality. Connie Mack starting Emkhe and […]

I Heart Ortiz

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On October 18, 2004
Yessssssssssssh. Particularly appropriate given the previous two atbats, which culminated in an awful third strike call, and then a blown call on a stolen base that even the late Ray Charles could have made. (I mean, when the guy doesn’t come close to tagging him, and he would have been safe even if the tag had […]

Crocodile Tears of a Clown

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On October 17, 2004
“When I criticized John Edwards for gratuitously mentioning Dick Cheney’s gay daughter, I got lots of email suggesting that Edwards was simply being nice. Sorry, that won’t fly after Kerry bizarrely, needlessly and explicitly raised the subject again (“I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney’s daughter, who is a lesbian, ….”) There […]

One Last Thing

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On October 16, 2004

As part of her invaluable roundup of reactionaries making their first and last argument in favor of gay rights, World O’ Crap cuts to the heart of the issue with the title/introduction of said

The next issue of PS will contain 7 election models, 6 of which predict a Bush victory. I don’t think this should influence expectations at all (remember, almost all predicted a solid Gore victory.) What it tells us is that the exogenous factors overwhelmingly favor Bush, which makes the fact that Kerry is in fact the current […]

Evil non-genius

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On October 15, 2004

As readers of this blog know, I (like many people) was outraged by the attempts to gin up a “scandal” over Kerry’s invocation of Mary Cheney. If you have any doubt that this is the p

Watch MSNBC

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On October 15, 2004

I never thought I’d write that, but James Wolcott is on Norville right now discussing O’Reilly. This should be pure gold… …alas, he was on with two wankers who resemble network

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