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Being Shrill: A Credo

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On June 8, 2004
One strange thing about Stoller’s argument about centrist bloggers is that it strikes me as no longer true. Drum, Yglesias, and Marshall have all become much more aggressive and partisan over the last year. I don’t think any of them presume competence or good faith on the part of the Bush Administration at all. (Indeed, […]

The political spectrum

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On June 8, 2004

Through See the Forest, I find a link to Matt Stoller’s excellent post on different forms of partisanship. I don’t think he’s entirely fair in his critique of league of wonkish ce

Judy, Judy, Judy

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On June 8, 2004
Needless to say, Michael Massing’s NYRB response to the New York Times’s pre-war “journalism” is a (depressing) must-read. It’s doubly depressing that this opinion wouldn’t be written today–not only because there’s no Black on the Court, but because our establishment papers censor themselves so well: In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it […]

Darn that Liberal Media

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On June 7, 2004
Speaking of nonsense and Texas, I recall some time ago hearing about some impending legal trouble for Tom Delay. The story appears to be a bit complicated, involving a misbehaving PAC run by the bug man, possible money launderng, and such. Molly Ivins runs it down here. Note that this is potentially serious enough that Delay […]

Nukes

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On June 6, 2004
My post below on oil and alternative energy sources made no comment on nuclear power. There is a good reason for that–I’m not at all sure what I should think about nuclear power. I’ve seen convincing cases for it and against it. All I’m really sure about it that it’s biggest supporters and biggest detractors […]

Plagued by Before Sunrise

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On June 5, 2004

The Stranger, an alternative weekly here in Seattle, is the best source for local news I’m aware of. It certainly beats the other weekly and both dailies. Perhaps there are better sources, but I

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