Gift Etiquette

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On July 21, 2004
It seems as if there has been a storm of weddings this summer. Or maybe only two, but because I usually send gifts between 1-2 years late and I’m trying to catch up, it seems like a storm. Anyway, my temporal laxity regarding wedding gifts is not the issue here. I’m interested in exploring the […]

Lucky or good?

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On July 21, 2004

Ted Barlow gathers up the good news and presents it to us. My personal ban on optimism is still intact, but for those of you who like to think nice thoughts about the future, enjoy. In comments, Rich

Good Question

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On July 20, 2004
The best poll yet at the Rittenhouse Review: Who is worse, the more offensive, odious, or objectionable, and limit your thought process not to the inexplicably popular, “Mad About You?” Helen Hunt Paul Reiser   I have to go with Reiser, who seems even worse outside of the Mad About You context. But, certainly, the show […]

Wilson

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On July 20, 2004
I foolishly wasted time last week following a trail of links to a rather ridiculous right-wing website. There was a long, gleeful post about the outing of Joe Wilson as a liar, coward, and all around jackass. The way it was written, it seemed really important, but it wasn’t really clear why. In the comments section, I proposed the […]

NYT on Kerry-Edwards

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On July 19, 2004

David Adesnik makes an observation about NYT campaign coverage. I think we can safely call it an understatement: The negative thrust of campaign journalism has begun to engulf the Democratic candidat

DeLong on Global Warming

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On July 19, 2004
Responding to libertarian blogger Abiola Lapite, Brad DeLong muses on global warming…. I think that, for most global-warming fearers, it is naivete that makes them advocate an immediate program to attempt to freeze global CO2 concentrations as close to current levels as possible. I can’t entirely endorse this statement, but I can recognize a certain fairness to […]

Libertarians

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On July 19, 2004

You read the blogs enough and you can get the sense that a good portion of libertarians are thoughtful and sensible (if myopic). This may well be true, but it’s really not close to the whole sto

tort reform

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On July 19, 2004

Jesse Taylor addresses what is is sure to be an issue that’ll be coming up from now through Nov. 2–how the evil trial lawyers are driving up the cost of health care with their outrageous

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