Sovereignty

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On February 28, 2005
Missed this on Friday. From the Globe and Mail, via Brian Leiter and Matt Yglesias: The formal announcement Thursday that Canada will refuse any further participation in the controversial U.S. missile-defence shield was met with an immediate warning that Canada had given up its sovereignty. Although Prime Minister Paul Martin said Canada would “insist” on maintaining control of […]

Backlash

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On February 28, 2005

No, not another abortion post–that will be later today. Instead, so that it doesn’t clutter up my 10-best list, a quick note about one of the best pictures of the year. Sideways, now fac

The Body of Work Award

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On February 27, 2005
An old Roy Edroso post makes a relevant point: The big news was the historic redress of an old, shameful shortcoming on Oscar’s part. I speak of course of Randy Newman’s Best Song Oscar. Newman has written several great albums, and some fine film scores, but the piece of shit for which he was lauded for […]

Scorsese

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On February 27, 2005

Wow, what a kick in the teeth. While marginally better than the overrated Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator was minor Scorsese; we’re not talking 1980 or 1990 here. But given the number of awa

“When uniformity is compromised, then authority no longer holds.” This reminds me of my favorite part of John Holbo’s famous review of Dead Right:   This sentiment or intuition or feeling (whatever you call it) produces a strangely hypertrophic concern with what seem (to me anyway) like rather ornamental details: ““If I am bearded, and I notice […]

Eymania

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On February 25, 2005
My reaction to some eastern Washington legislators calling for secession? Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. I’d offer cab fare, but your roads are going to disintegrate so fast once Seattle stops paying the bills that it wouldn’t do any good. I’m kind of curious about how these people think. […]
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