Zogby

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On November 2, 2004
If Zogby’s current predictions are to be taken seriously, the race will be decided in PA, which has to be considered good news. However, if the two ties, PA and VA, were to break the way we’d reasonably expect them to, and the Colorado initiative were to pass, we’d be at the dreaded 269-269 tie. Of […]

Bad Dreams

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On November 2, 2004

One mildly amusing side-product of all the election-induced anxiety I’ve been feeling has been some strange political dreams. Several days ago, I was flying to Florida to personally debate Jeb B

Election Day

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On November 2, 2004
I posted this last month, but find it so powerful that I need to post it again. From Edmund Morgan: In the wake of the many scandals that have disgraced our government in the last four years, who is accountable? Will the secretary of defense be dismissed because of what happened at Abu Ghraib? Will […]
Is it just me, or does Tom Wolfe’s new novel about college life seem like its pretension-to-achievement score will be surpass even the dreaded Ryan Adams ratio? Kakutani’s hatchet job seems persuasive, but admittedly she hates a lot of books unreservedly, some of which are quite good. The real giveaway, to me, is when someone in […]

Bush and Zarqawi

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On November 1, 2004
Via Brad Delong, Daniel Benjamin makes a good case that the failure to kill Zarqawi before the invasion is the single most indefensible decision made by this administration. This doesn’t mean that it’s the worst or the most destructive, but rather that there is no way of constructing a rational defense of the Bush administration’s decision on […]
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