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The Battle for the AFL-CIO

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On June 2, 2005
Greg Anrig, Jr. argues in this article at TPM Cafe that the battle for control of the AFL-CIO between its current president, John Sweeney, and the head of SEIU, Andy Stern is like the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It doesn’t matter because they both are going to get killed in the […]

The Patriot Act

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On June 2, 2005

As far as I’m concerned, the best thing about the revelation of Deep Throat’s identity is that we get to consider once again what a crook Richard Milhous Nixon was. Let’s take a mome

Bobo the Bozo

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On June 2, 2005
First, let me thank Rob, Dave, and Scott for asking me to guest blog and throw out a howdy to my fellow guest bloggers, Matt and Iocaste. David Brooks is just a goddamn bozo. In today’s editorial, he argues that the standard of living in Europe is on the decline and is now equivalent to […]

The Last Word

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On June 1, 2005

Somerby: For the record, this has been one of the nastiest episodes in recent Times history, and that takes in a lot ground. Let’s review the paper’s grand foppistry. First, editors allowed Okrent

NRO

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On June 1, 2005
As I’ve always said, there are many conservative blogs out there, and The Corner is certainly one of them. This is prefect except for the lack of a parody of J-Pod’s definitively kooky film criticism…

Guest Bloggers

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On June 1, 2005

All, The regular LGM team will be in Las Vegas for the next several days attending to, er, professional responsibilities. We have asked Matt Duss of What is the War, Erik Loomis of Alterdestiny, and I

Okrent vs. Krugman turns out just as expected: Believe me — I could go on, as could a number of readers more sophisticated about economic matters than I am. (Among these are several who, like me, generally align themselves politically with Prof. Krugman, but feel he does himself and his cause no good when he […]

One Year

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On May 31, 2005

On May 31, 2004, three University of Washington blowhards grew tired of spouting prepared rants at one another and decided to found a blog. For an address, they adopted the word “lefarkins,̶

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