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A Failed Defense

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On September 2, 2005
Matt makes good points about Jon Chait’s failed attempt to defend his initial support for the Iraq war. I have a couple whacks of my own. Perhaps the most problematic aspect of Chait’s argument, to me, is his use of the over-inclusiveness of the category of WMDs: I should probably note at this point that […]

Beyond Thunderdome

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On September 1, 2005
More material for the forthcoming public access special, PFC Pantload Live From the Yakov Smirnoff Theater: There are four levels of hell inside the refugee city of the Superdome, home to about 15,000 people since Sunday. On the artificial-turf field and in the lower-level seats where Montrel sat sweltering with her family, a form of […]

It begins. . .

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On September 1, 2005

The disaster is all the fault of big government. And the founders never intended that the Federal Government engage in public works projects. Presumably, Alexander Hamilton was a French Communist Isla

Leadership

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On August 31, 2005
I’m certainly no huge fan of Rudy Guliani, but the contrast between Guliani on 9/11 and Bush this week is pretty striking. …As Thad points out, Echidne pulls a classic quote. Yes, who could possibly ever imagine that eroding levees that the city of New Orleans had been asking for money to repair for many […]

Terror

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On August 30, 2005
Huh. And I thought that all terrorists were enemies. Silly me. . . Families of Israeli Arabs shot dead on a bus in Galilee are not considered terrorism victims because their killer was Jewish, the defence ministry says. Under Israeli law, only attacks by “enemies of Israel” are considered terrorism, the ministry said. The ruling […]
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