Goddamn Furriners

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On October 15, 2004
Via Kos, a must-read survey of foreign opinion on Bush-Kerry: Canada: Kerry 60, Bush 20 France: Kerry 72, Bush 16 UK: Kerry 50, Bush 22 Spain: Kerry 58, Bush 13 Russia: Bush 52, Kerry 48 Japan: Kerry 51, Bush 30 Australia: Kerry 54, Bush 28 Mexico: Kerry 55, Bush 20 Israel: Bush 50, Kerry 24 South Korea: […]

But the Bigotry Is Real

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On October 14, 2004
For those waiting for the mask to fall completely away from fake libertarianism (i.e. foaming-mouth reactionaries who use token support for choice and gay rights as a way to put lipstick on a really ugly pig), I think you can stop waiting. As part of a delusional willful blindness–yes, they really seem to think there’s […]

Two Audiences

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On October 14, 2004
I understand the impulse to be uncomfortable with Edwards and Kerry highlighting Mary Cheney’s sexual orientation. As discussed in comments to Scott’s post below, it stems from the notion that they are intentionally reminding the worst of the bigots that the GOP ticket doesn’t really share they’re values. On the other hand, I’m not persuaded by […]

Roe and Fetal Rights

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On October 13, 2004
In a story confirming the fact that Bush’s invocation of Dred Scott was code for Roe v. Wade, Kevin Drum excerpts a remarkable statement made by one Rev. Louis Sheldon: When he said that, it made it very clear that the ’73 decision was faulty because what it said was that unborn persons in a legal sense […]
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