This NYT profile of conservative vanity candidate Ralph Nader has some useful information. First, I think we can put to rest the rationalization that, against all evidence, Nader would refrain from attacking Kerry and focus on Bush: To Ralph Nader, the Democratic convention in Boston was a hollow charade that made Senator John Kerry, the Democratic […]

He Hate Women

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On August 1, 2004
It would be difficult to imagine a movie from a major filmmaker sounding worse that Spike Lee’s latest joint, She Hate Me. The centerpiece of the film apparently involves a fired whistleblower who impregnates a series of lipstick lesbians, all of whom end up really digging it. Evidently, just to summarize this is to condemn […]
It’s been amusing to watch some of the reaction to the Convention over the last week, especially to Barack Obama. Jesse Taylor at Pandagon has the latest attempt to claim Obama for the Republicans. . . It’s not that I don’t believe there are genuine compassionate conservatives. But the political platform it lays out so transparently […]
Matt Yglesias has (justly) come under fire for his recent posts arguing against civil rights protections for gay people on the basis of conservertarian bromides that weren’t persuasive when the Supreme Court used them to strike down maximum hours laws in 1905, and for his criticism of John Kerry’s acceptance speech for not being a Brookings Institute […]

Kerry’s Speech

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On July 30, 2004

I didn’t watch all or even most of it, just catching most of the major speeches. From where I sit, this was a success–tight, organized, on message, and the speakers were very good. The res

Kerry

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On July 29, 2004

Well, I think this is going pretty well. He’s still not a great orator, but he can be good, and I’d say he’s close to the top of his game. While I can’t help but think theyR

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