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Boswell’s Life of Mussolini

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On December 18, 2004
While Jim Henley and Rob have already dealt with this, this Tom Boswell article linked to be Henley about the DC stadium deal is such a definitive example of the mendacity of MLB and its lickspittles that it deserves its own comment despite my ongoing flu-induced delirium. Why is Boswell so upset? The bits of charred ash […]

King County

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On December 14, 2004

My question for Chris Vance: If King County was hell-bent on “stealing” this election, why didn’t they do it sooner? Why did they reject a higher percentage of ballots than the rest

Pure Evil

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On December 12, 2004

Bob Novak on the Capital Gang, discussing the Rumsfeld dust-up: Look, soldiers always complain. That’s just what they do–it’s a way of life for them.

Danielle Allen

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On December 11, 2004

Furthering my time-wasting in this here coffee shop, your easily distracted blogger has been leafing through a several-month old paper copy of The Chronicle of Higher Education left lying around. The

Trusting Markets

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On December 11, 2004
One downside to my decision to replace my Clinton-era, Windows 98, 1/3 chance of crashing when opening a PDF laptop with a spiffy 2004 model is that I can now access the internet at many of the fine coffeeshops that serve as my rotating office. This is, of course, a mixed blessing; if I still […]

Worse than I remembered

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On December 11, 2004

When I blasted the Gregoire campaign a few weeks ago for their incompetence, I was primarily thinking of the media and message elements of her campaign. In this week’s Stranger, Sandeep Kaushik

Dissing the Pac-10

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On December 10, 2004

Bob Somerby provides data for one of my hobbyhorses, the egregious underrating of the PAC-10 in college football. Admittedly, I would prefer that he made the point of comparison the Big 10, given that

In the wake of a reference ruling by the Canadian Supreme Court, Parliament will almost certainly pass federal legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Evidently, the news that Canada has far more rational and progressive cultural policies than the United States ain’t news. This development, however, is relevant to American politics in a couple of additional respects: The […]

More on your favorite subject

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On December 8, 2004

A few random thoughts continuing what Scott said below. First, everyone should read this Neiwart post at Ornicus. I have little to add to it. Yes, some people used faulty and dangerous reasoning to c

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