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Nuked

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On May 27, 2005
I would think that Frist making it clear that he will ignore the filibuster agreement would be case closed. Obviously, the Democrats really gain nothing. Some of the worst justices will be confirmed, a few Confederate judges will be replaced by a few other Confederate judges. And as Dan Skinner notes, once you’ve set the […]

Pro-what?

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On May 27, 2005

Kos is impressed by Jerome Armstrong’s attempt to re-frame the abortion issue. But I don’t get it: Stripping away the slogans will get people to pay attention to the debate over the legisl

Oh, it’s easy to brush off critics such Roger Ebert, says I–hell, the guy gave Cop and a Half three stars. But now I see that tasteful aesthete Roy Edroso has given the latest Star Wars picture a positive review. So surely you’ll be seeing it now, you might ask? (Well, actually, you probably don’t […]

No Sex?

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On May 27, 2005

I had the same reaction as Amanda Marcotte to this Salon article on asexuality. In the reporter’s attempts to get “both sides” of the story and also the freak show atmosphere struck

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Bolivian Trivia

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On May 26, 2005
This story is not terribly interesting, in and of itself: Bolivia admiral denies coup planAdmiral Luis Aranda The head of Bolivia’s armed forces has denied that the military is planning a coup and has criticised two officers for calling on the president to resign. Commander-in-chief Luis Aranda called the officers’ statement in a radio interview […]

Whatta Card

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On May 25, 2005
As you all know, I am a connoisseur of right-Stalinist film criticism; some healthy fanboy seasoning, even better. So I was very happy to see Lance uncover the Revenge of the Sith pensees of Mr. Orson Scott Card, a man who makes Michael Medved look like James Agee. He did not disappoint. I don’t mean, […]

More compromise

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On May 24, 2005

Glad to see I’m not alone in my reaction. Kos is making the case for it, and of course if he is correct that this gets us a signifigantly less noxious SC justice in the long run, than I’ll

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