Rigged Election

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Wow. The Shiite and Kurdish factions seem to have given up on any effort to make the constitutional referendum seem legitimate in Sunni areas. I’m ambivalent. On the one hand, I don’t tend to approve of electoral nonsense like this. On the other, I’m really unconvinced that there is a constitutional option that all three […]

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Interesting; I know several people thought that Bush would pick someone very close to him–which makes sense given the pervasiveness of cronyism within the administration–and I suppose Bush

Compared to What?

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On October 2, 2005
Kevin Drum asks a question asked by many because Hollywood is having an off year financially–why are movies so bad? My answer is that I reject the premise. Not the premise that most Hollywood product sucks, but the premise that it was better five or ten or 20 years ago. You often hear about the […]
An eternal classic in the bottom of the second: “Derek Jeter couldn’t get the groundball hit right at him because he had the sun at his back.” And the Sox, after working Johnson hard, have stopped competing in the 5th inning. Great. …”East Division Champion Yankees.” No matter how many times I hear it, it […]
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