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To me, the question of nuclear power, as with conscription, becomes easier when removed from the abstract level to the context of American politics. Discussing the merits of nuclear power on its own merits, I agree that it’s a tough call. When compared to the real American alternatives–which, let’s be frank, are increased gas and […]

Nukes

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On June 6, 2004

My post below on oil and alternative energy sources made no comment on nuclear power. There is a good reason for that–I’m not at all sure what I should think about nuclear power. I’v

Plagued by Before Sunrise

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On June 5, 2004
The Stranger, an alternative weekly here in Seattle, is the best source for local news I’m aware of. It certainly beats the other weekly and both dailies. Perhaps there are better sources, but I don’t really know where to look. Some of their non-news columns are amusing and occasionally good. There’s much to like in […]

Turn on the News

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On June 5, 2004

According to Prof. Reynolds: WHILE I WENT OUT TO GET FROZEN YOGURT, the InstaWife watched CBS news. She pronounced it “one long commercial for the Democrats.” Needless to say, no examples

Post-feminist moralism

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On June 4, 2004
Alessandra Stanley has an odd piece in the New York Times about the recent spate of “women behaving badly” shows, which she claims are demeaning to women. I haven’t seen the shows in question, and given the description I’m persuaded that they’re bad television. Parts of her argument are, however, somewhat puzzling. Doesn’t this strike you […]

Plagiarism

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On June 4, 2004

Via Crooked Timber I learn of a plagiarist suing a university for not explaining to him that plagiarism is wrong. His defense seems to be that since he wasn’t caught early in his illustrious ca

Via Digby, we find Rep. Tom Davis (R, VA) indulging in demographic fantasies: If you take out the Indian reservation, we would have won,” said Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), former chairman of the NRCC. Those damn traitorous Democrats! The audacity! They should be trying to win elections fairly, rather than accepting votes from their contituencies. When […]

Oil and Energy

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On June 4, 2004

Kevin Drum with an excellent post on Oil. Upshot: Prices are going up. Fluctuations aside, they’re not going back down. Depending on who you ask, production has peaked in the last few years, or

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