Stupidity

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On September 25, 2004
What’s most amazing about the elements of the right who are fighting rhetorical battles on behalf of the president isn’t so much the mendacity, although that can be pretty awe-inspiring. It’s the unbelievably low assessment of the intelligence of their audience. The Weekly standard is the source of both my examples. First, via Matt Yglesias, we […]

The Unserious Pundit

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On September 23, 2004
A veritable Instapundit classic today: You know, the more I look at the new, Dean-channeling Kerry, the more I think that he doesn’t expect to win. He’s given up trying to convince swing voters that he’s serious on the war. I think this is about firing up the base to protect down-ticket candidates as much as […]

A Libertarian War

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On September 23, 2004
There have been a number of interesting observations regarding libertarian hawks in the last few days. Matt Yglesias points out that many who consider themselves libertarians actually aren’t, and thus can’t be relied upon to define a libertarian foreign policy. Jacob Levy makes a good argument for libertarian hawkishness on Iraq over at Crooked Timber. Finally, lest […]
Via the (thankfully returned) busybusybusy, this gem from the guy who took the Washington Post editorial page well beyond the shark: Ten years ago democracy was on the march, and its progress seemed more or less inevitable. Political freedom was assumed to expand with economic prosperity, and international relations were expected to grow smoother as the number of […]

More Polls

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On September 22, 2004

I’m satisfied with the blogospheric account of the huge Bush lead in Gallup (signifigant oversampling of GOP, based on some crack-smokingly incomprehensible sample adjustment methodology). Now c

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