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Former GOP Grand Wiz…er, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is very concerned about John Edwards. Well, of the 100 people in the Senate Lott is certainly one of them, so let’s hear what he has to say: But Senator Trent Lott, Republican of Mississippi and a fellow member of the Intelligence Committee, said that Democrats would be […]

Is the FMA Viable?

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Andrew Sullivan argues against quietism with respect to the Federal Marriage Amendment: Orrin Hatch’s piece in National Review Online is a depressing read. Hatch was once skeptical of the Musgrave amendment – its sweeping removal from states any ability to determine who can get married, its denial of any legally enforceable benefits of any kind for […]

Sadly, Yes

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Should this indeed be the last year for my beloved Expos, the fine folks at Sadly, No! note that the ‘Spos’ mascot–I don’t know what animal he/she is supposed to represnt, but

It’s all over

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Ugh, now I remember why I avoid reading Dowd. Rob, I understand your animus towards Friedman, but Dowd must go first. Could you write a more vapid, gossipy, content-free 800 words than this to win a

The Competence Question

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On July 7, 2004
It’s always nice to see smart people say something I’ve been saying for years. First, Jacob Levy. A solid lifelong tried-and-true libertarian (something I’ve always wondered how he might square with his decidedly undogmatic views on multiculturalism and the possibility of group rights, which are far closer to Will Kymlicka than your simplistic hard-core abstract universalist […]

very very very bad advice

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On July 6, 2004

While I generally have more discipline than Rob and Scott about this sort of thing, I had to take a peek and see how our old friend Mickey Kaus was spinning/coping with the Edwards pick. Well, he hasn

Trial Lawyers

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On July 6, 2004

As Scott noted, if the GOP wants to use the evil trial lawyer theme, I say bring it on. Let’s actually look at what Edwards did as a trial lawyer, and see what people think. Or, let’s play

Cultural Concurrence

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Alright, my own votes in the Terry Teachout quiz: 1. Kelly or Astaire? Kelly 2. Gatsby or SOR? Gatsby 3. Basie or Ellington? Duke 4. Cats or Dogs? Pass 5. Matisse or Picasso? Picasso 6. Yeats or Eliot? Eliot 7. Keaton orC haplin? Keaton 8. O’Connor or Updike? Updike 9. THOHN or Casablanca? Casablanca 10. Pollock or […]

Ha ha

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Always nice to see Rupert Murdoch enterprises look stupid. Actually, they almost always looks stupid if you’re paying attention, so I guess I mean it’s nice to see them fuck up so obvious

Thank God

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On July 6, 2004

Let me just say that ever since I said to leave Kerry alone and not worry about the VP pick, I’ve slowly become less and less confident I was right to suggest we trust him. I fully expected the

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