Press the Meat

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On June 11, 2004
The incomparable Bob Somerby notes many embarrassingly false and/or stupid comments from Tim Russert’s appearance on Larry King this week, but I’d have to say that this is the best: RUSSERT: One other political point: The Republicans achieved control of the United States Congress for the first time in 70 years, of both houses, under Ronald Reagan. […]

In the classroom

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On June 11, 2004

More or less, I’m with Rob. I make no general effort to hide my views and persuasions, although I try to avoid establishing myself as a representative of one particular political tradition. So i

No Sale

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On June 10, 2004
Maybe Matt Stoller has a point after all. The generally excellent Kevin Drum has a very strange post defending Reagan kicking off his campaign in Philadelphia, MS. As Drum half-concedes several times, it’s an extremely unconvincing argument: 1)I’m not sure what Dukakis doing the (vaguely) same thing proves in the first place. It shows that Dukakis was […]

O’Reilly

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On June 9, 2004

Jesse Taylor links to Bill O’Reilly’s interview of Ann Coulter. I actually read it, exposing myself to Coulter’s drivel for the first time in years. It reads like a parody of RNC

In late 2003, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the partisan redistricting passed by the Republican legislature, as this redistricting plainly violated the state constitution’s mandate that redistricting be performed only once per decade. This case–a state court interpreting the state constitution–did not raise the slightest federal issue, and on Tuesday the Supreme Court refused to […]
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