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John Roberts

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On July 19, 2005

According to CNN. Profile here. To put it in crude terms, he seems in between Clement and Jones on the continuum of wingnuttery. …in the midst of a dinner party, but Nathan Newman has a great po

Not Clement

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On July 19, 2005
…according to ABC news. Who knows, but I believe it. An easily confirmable candidate, given Bush’s history, made no sense to me. My money’s on Jones. …w/r to Jones, from the SCOTUSblog profile: She commented during oral arguments in Waltman v. International Paper involving female plaintiff who had complained of a hostile work environment that […]

Yankee Hating

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On July 19, 2005
Read this. Today, apparently, is Duck of Minerva day. Several readers have e-mailed wondering where part III of my China series has gone. The answer is that it is in the same 95% complete status that it was three weeks ago, as are parts IV, V, and VI. From this, you can conclude that I […]

Grading

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On July 19, 2005

The answer is no. Grading is the least rewarding part of my job. Dan Nexon puts it just right: Still, when I try to describe what it is like to grade I often resort to metaphors involving large, brain

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Westmoreland

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On July 19, 2005
Westy is dead. The disaster of Vietnam has many fathers, including civilians such as John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert McNamara. Whatever hope of victory might have existed, however, was squandered through the pointless, ineffective, and enormously destructive tactics pursued by Westmoreland. The Army under Westmoreland broke every rule of counter-insurgency combat, and not in […]
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