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An interesting post by Ezra Klein mounting some measure of defense for Gephardt. As for the substantive merits of Gephardt, he has a point; I certainly don’t have the animus toward Gephardt that Matt Yglesias does. A lot of liberal centrists, though they’re (more or less) on the right side of the issue share the tendency […]
From the front page of the web home of The Weekly Standard: Fahrenheit 9/11 connects dots that aren’t there. by Matt Labash. Then, all of four stories down: There was a Saddam-Osama connection and we’re learning more every day. by Stephen F. Hayes Wait, it gets better if you keep scrolling: A Weekly Standard exclusive: Vice […]

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

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 anything, I’d prefer Gephardt. The most important report is on Vilsack; they actually make a pretty good case. One thing that comes up when […]

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

Acceptable and unacceptable speech

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On July 2, 2004
In a discussion on the appropriate ways to talk about the South and southerners on this post esteemed reader and frequent commenter Erik says Third, it’s good that we can’t really make fun of blacks, Jews, and other ethnic groups anymore without consequences. But there are still 2 groups it’s OK to make fun of–southerners and fat […]
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