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Praktike points to this: All three towns had become strongholds of the insurgency, military officials said, as well as key command centers for the guerrilla-smuggling pipeline from Syria. Marines carried out an offensive in the Ubaydi area last May, only to see insurgents filter back in once American forces had left. This time, the Marines […]

Ooh, Wrath

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It appears that a vengeful deity is bent on destroying Lexington. In the absence of a tornado, wind gusts are expected to reach 65 mph. In the event of my death, I grant the readers of this blog leave

Parallels

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One of the critical moments at the opening of the Cold War was the replacement of British forces in Greece by American troops and advisors. A friendly Greek government was fighting an unfriendly (and fairly nasty) group of communist insurgents. The British, because of budget problems, could no longer continue the fight. The decision to […]
A-Rod wins the MVP award. While they got it right, I nevertheless find it troubling that a excellent defensive third basemen having a clearly superior offensive season barely defeated a poor fielding DH (to the extent that such a thing is possible). I find this map fascinating. I’m not surprised by the general support for […]
I recently mentioned Stuart Taylor’s latest collection of evidence-free assertions that Alito is a moderate, which is no better than his terrible Newsweek article. Some of the problems are familiar. The bulk of the column discusses some of his decisions in order to debunk the most implausible claims made about them, often skipping the most […]
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