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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 fact, manipulates history in a way that makes clear that her entire methodology is little more than a polemical parlor game: Play up whatever scraps of […]

The Outing Question

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On September 5, 2004
For me, one of the most difficult political questions is the ethics of outing for political purposes. It presents a conflict between two important principles: 1)the the profound injustice of systematic discrimination against gay people and the immorality of public officials who are support it, and 2)the benefits of preserving a private realm of intimate […]

Rehnquist and Roe

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On August 31, 2004
Hopefully you’ve been reading Balkanization, which has added commentary from two of the best constitutional scholars currently writing–Mark Graber and Mark Tushnet–to already excellent blog. (I wish they would come on permanently, creating a lefty version of Volokh.) Anyway, Prof. Balkin has been poring over the recently-released Blackmun papers, and has two posts–both fascinating–up about Roe’snear-death experience during […]

Judicious Choices

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On August 27, 2004
When I was in Montreal on Wednesday, two justices were appointed to the Canadian Supreme Court. Media coverage has focused on the fact that 1)the Canadian court now has an apparently unprecedented gender near balance, with 4 of the 9 justices being women, and 2)both justices have been strong advocates of constitutional gay marriage rights (and […]
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