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Piracy

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On July 23, 2004
Rob mentions the growing problem of global piracy (especially in SE Asia) below in his post on Japan. For a very good discussion of the global piracy problem in recent years, see this LRB article. It’s fascinating and pretty frightening. Piracy threatens international trade, strengthens and supports dangerous organized crime figures and organizations in Indonesia, […]

Holy Crap

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On July 22, 2004

On a number of occasions in the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve found myself shocked and startled at the depths to which this administration will sink. Each time, I vow I won’t be surprised again.

Bush, in response to the 9/11 commission report yesterday: “Had we had any inkling whatsoever that terrorists were about to attack our country, we would have moved heaven and earth to protect America,” he said. “I’m confident President Clinton would have done the same thing. Any president would.” To state the obvious, if Bush thought […]

Lucky or good?

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On July 21, 2004

Ted Barlow gathers up the good news and presents it to us. My personal ban on optimism is still intact, but for those of you who like to think nice thoughts about the future, enjoy. In comments, Rich

Good Question

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On July 20, 2004
The best poll yet at the Rittenhouse Review: Who is worse, the more offensive, odious, or objectionable, and limit your thought process not to the inexplicably popular, “Mad About You?” Helen Hunt Paul Reiser   I have to go with Reiser, who seems even worse outside of the Mad About You context. But, certainly, the show […]

Wilson

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On July 20, 2004

I foolishly wasted time last week following a trail of links to a rather ridiculous right-wing website. There was a long, gleeful post about the outing of Joe Wilson as a liar, coward, and all aro

NYT on Kerry-Edwards

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On July 19, 2004

David Adesnik makes an observation about NYT campaign coverage. I think we can safely call it an understatement: The negative thrust of campaign journalism has begun to engulf the Democratic candidat

DeLong on Global Warming

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On July 19, 2004

Responding to libertarian blogger Abiola Lapite, Brad DeLong muses on global warming…. I think that, for most global-warming fearers, it is naivete that makes them advocate an immediate program

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