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Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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On July 5, 2004
I really wish the posting date on this was “April 1.” If it’s correct, I’m beginning to remember why I thought that while Kerry would (with the possible exception of Clark) make the best President of the candidates, I thought he was a poor candidate otherwise. This would really be indefensible. You can make a bad veep […]

McMurtry

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On July 4, 2004
First question: how many ‘reviews’ of Bill Clinton’s book does the NYT plan on running? We’re up to three now, by my count. Second question: How many times does Larry McMurtry have to utterly fail at his assigned task before people will stop offering him work as a reviewer? Bob Somerby has examined the pathetic […]

Pathetic

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On July 4, 2004

Picking the very worst moment in Nader’s Press the Meat interview this morning is easy, despite the reiteration of sizist attacks on Michael Moore. To paraphrase: Q: The Congressional Black Ca

A Winnable Fight

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On July 3, 2004

Good evaluation of veep candidates at TAP online. The Gephardt critiques are nothing new, but show that the hostility isn’t just limited to free traders. The Graham piece is a good one; if any

Making sense of Rove

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On July 3, 2004
It’s becoming clear that while the Bush campaign has spent an awful lot of money on ads, they don’t appear to have gotten much in return. This is, of course, good news, but it also raises questions about Karl Rove. His reputation as a political mastermind (albeit an evil one) has been quite strong. Over […]

Iraq and Terrorism

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On July 1, 2004

In a conversation the other day, I expressed the idea that the war in Iraq damaged rather than advanced our war on terrorism, which produced a reaction of surprise and skepticism from the party of the

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