Victory

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On October 30, 2004
Kos is spot-on about this. Sure, we all know that if Bush wins a squeaker it probably won’t change the way he governs. It potentially matters in the other direction, though. Goal one of this election is removing GWB and co. from power, but an important secondary goal should be sending a message to Republicans everywhere […]

Capabilities

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On October 29, 2004
Digby has a couple of good discussions of the Revolution in Military Affairs, here and here. I wrote about this crazy stuff back in March of 2003, when it was revealed that none other than Newtie Gingrich was advising the Pentagon, and had been doing so for a long time, with some very questionable new-age theories that […]

Compulsory voting

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On October 29, 2004

Call me an authoritarian if you wish, but I’m not all that opposed to the idea. I’d certainly make the penalty minimal (but not inconsequential) and I’d formalize the non-participant

Vera Drake

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On October 28, 2004

Mike Leigh is, without serious question, a major filmmaker. His method of improvising from complex characters to develop a then-fixed shooting script makes his movies feel like nobody else’s, he

No Defense

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On October 28, 2004
From Bird Dog, over at Tacitus: Update [2004-10-28 18:10:27 by Bird Dog]: Ralph Peters, McQ and Dale Franks are wrong, and so am I. ABC News confirmed that the video taken by an TV news crew on April 18th contained HMX under IAEA seal. The final two paragraphs: After the bunkers were opened, the 101st was […]
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