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Heroes and Villains

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On January 16, 2005
I suspected that the NY media would go further than Yglesias’s throwaway comment after the terrific Jets/Steelers game (congrats to frequent commenter gmack!) yesterday in turning Jet kicker Doug Brien into a goat. And, sure, he deserves some of the blame. But not a lot. The media has been pretty savage, but looking over the tabloids […]

Worker’s Comp

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On January 15, 2005

Good news here in Washington. The Democrats, with real majorities in both houses, are going after the questionable funding of the Building Industry Association of Washington. Apparently, the BIAW, and

Ozu (bleg)

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On January 15, 2005

We may not have the cinema options here in Seattle that Scott does in New York, but we do OK out here. Case in point: from February 3rd-March 10th, The Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill is having a

A Question

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On January 14, 2005
Chris Sullentrop certainly richly deserves the coveted “wanker of the day” award. Even sillier than the criticism of Kos is the “slap on the wrist”–implying an ethical violation, but just a minor one– he gives to Jerome Armstrong. For what? He didn’t even blog during the relevant time period. When, exactly, did switching jobs raise ethical questions? The […]

Luddite

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On January 14, 2005

I had no idea what a luddite I’ve become in my music-listening practices until I saw this thread at Matthew Yglesias. All my music is in CD form (about 600 of them), and my computer contains no

Unilateral disarmament? no thanks!

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On January 13, 2005
Good lord. Kevin Drum is feeling guilty for being so audacious as to oppose handing the Arnold a PR coup that would gain his party seats locally and nationally, in exchange for exactly nothing. So as atonement for this good-guy centrist pundit apostasy, he suggests we turn to Peter “Win elections by killing more Muslims” Beinart: […]
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