Author: Scott Lemieux

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Reluctant as I am to disagree with both Atrios and my co-bloggers, I think Yglesias is pretty clearly right here: …as I’ve been discovering, Washington insiders not on the AFL-CIO payroll don’t like Gephardt either. He’s the congressional leader who congressmen don’t like; the labor ally who union members don’t like; the insider who insiders don’t […]

Junk Science

On June 23, 2004

The Hardball Times evaluates the “Productive Outs” stat now being used by ESPN–expect to get the hard sell from your local broadcaster soon. Anyway, a team’s tendency to make &

Why 2004 Matters

On June 22, 2004

Jack Balkin, in a must-read post, provides another reason to be skeptical about Jon Chait’s claim that the 2004 election won’t be important. Balkin notes the potentially disastrous consequ

William Saletan makes a feeble attempt to defend the worthless “Kerryisms” column. I particularly like this bit of disingenuousness: Another blogger, Eugene Volokh, gets the joke and doesn’t like it. “Another possibility is that ‘Kerryisms’ has evolved into an attempt to show simply that Kerry uses a lot of qualifiers, instead of giving very simple answers,” Volokh […]
Great story by Kos about Nader’s so-far failed attempt to get on the ballot in Arizona. 90% of his signatures have come from Republicans–no surprise there. The means by which he tried to get on the ballot speak volumes: The petition collectors were working for a GOP outfit, and were collecting signatures for two high-profile […]
The attempts to parse the comments of Administration officials to prove that they didn’t technically lie are pointless, because of course the chief basis of the Administration’s case was the conflation of Iraq with the “war on terra.” Whatever specific claims were made, the strategy was to portray Iraq as a direct threat to the […]
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