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Pointless questions

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On December 27, 2004
I’ve spent the last several days with my family, away from computers and email. This has given me time to ponder various trivialities far more than I, or anyone, should. In that spirit, I have a pointless observation and equally pointless question. Due to the near-complete failure of my generation to breed efficiently, my family […]

I’m a Big Nerd

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On December 22, 2004

Today’s clue is that I’m sitting at home in my pajamas watching oral arguments before Washington State Surpreme court. I just learned about the fascinating way in which court of appeals ju

As most D.C. cynics predicted, it appears as if a stadium financing deal is in place, pending a council vote. But, at least, it will be done with half private financing, so Cropp deserves some credit. At a minimum, I hope that the hysterics from people who said that any further negotiation would kill the deal […]

Boswell’s Life of Mussolini

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On December 18, 2004
While Jim Henley and Rob have already dealt with this, this Tom Boswell article linked to be Henley about the DC stadium deal is such a definitive example of the mendacity of MLB and its lickspittles that it deserves its own comment despite my ongoing flu-induced delirium. Why is Boswell so upset? The bits of charred ash […]

King County

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On December 14, 2004

My question for Chris Vance: If King County was hell-bent on “stealing” this election, why didn’t they do it sooner? Why did they reject a higher percentage of ballots than the rest

Pure Evil

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On December 12, 2004

Bob Novak on the Capital Gang, discussing the Rumsfeld dust-up: Look, soldiers always complain. That’s just what they do–it’s a way of life for them.

Danielle Allen

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On December 11, 2004

Furthering my time-wasting in this here coffee shop, your easily distracted blogger has been leafing through a several-month old paper copy of The Chronicle of Higher Education left lying around. The

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