Author: Scott Lemieux

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Bat on the shoulder

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On October 8, 2004
Bush throws out the distortions on the $87M vote and the “global test,” and Kerry ignores it. Jesus Christ. And now Bush is claiming, again, that inspections and sanctions didn’t work with Saddam. If Kerry doesn’t hit this out of the park…
Against my better judgment, I used Kernell and Jacobsohn’s The Logic of American Politics for my course on American political history. I wasn’t crazy about it in my perusal, but it’s recommended by scholars I respect who teach a similar type of course, so I thought I’d try it. My intention to try something else next […]

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 seats to the House of Commons–it was 651 fairly recently, I thought….). I took the political quiz, too, and I actually made it through […]

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 ac

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 needless to say was flogged over and over again in the Times. (It’s almost as bad a having claimed to invent the internet!) Yep, that liberal media sure is […]

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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

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