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The Unserious Pundit

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On September 23, 2004
A veritable Instapundit classic today: You know, the more I look at the new, Dean-channeling Kerry, the more I think that he doesn’t expect to win. He’s given up trying to convince swing voters that he’s serious on the war. I think this is about firing up the base to protect down-ticket candidates as much as […]

Reading Material

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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

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