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Torture Roundup

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On September 29, 2004
Bad things are happening in Congress. For more read Belle Waring, Ted Barlow, and Katharine at Obsidian Wings, Kevin at Lean left, Jeanne at Body and Soul. If you don’t know what “extraordinary rendition” means, then you’re just like me about a half hour ago. Katharine explains: “Extraordinary rendition” is the euphemism we use for sending terrorism suspects to countries […]
A brilliant post by Jeanne D’Arc about the staggeringly dishonest bait-and-switch being pulled by hawks who 1)strongly favor intervention in the Sudan, and 2)wish to remain hack Bush apologists. Very difficult to pull off, since Bush hasn’t intervened in Sudan and shows no sign of doing so. Even worse, Kerry–who the Brookses and Reynoldses constantly portray […]

Ichiro!

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On September 25, 2004
As he prepares to break George Sisler’s record, I thought I would celebrate by passing along a remarkable junk stat. Bill James developed a series of tests that attempted to predict whether a player would make the hall-of-fame. One is called the Hall-of-Fame Monitor, which (looking at previous nominees) evaluates the chances of players on […]

Live Music

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On September 25, 2004

I’m far too old and broke to go see this much live music in such a short period of time, (and looking at the dates, I might be too depressed to leave the house) but what am I supposed to do here

Stupidity

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On September 25, 2004
What’s most amazing about the elements of the right who are fighting rhetorical battles on behalf of the president isn’t so much the mendacity, although that can be pretty awe-inspiring. It’s the unbelievably low assessment of the intelligence of their audience. The Weekly standard is the source of both my examples. First, via Matt Yglesias, we […]

New technology

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On September 24, 2004

Courtesy of a friend of Seb (of Sadly, No fame), I now have a beta gmail account. So all readers of L, G &M who were not sending me feedback at my old address can now not send it to the gmail add

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