Great moments in passive voice

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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...

McSweeneys

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On September 22, 2004

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I don't know why I forget to read them for months at a time. This one renders all past and future David Brooks mockery obsolete. via Pandagon.

More Polls

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On September 22, 2004

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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 can someone tell me.

Stewart and O’Reilly

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I'm sad I missed this, because it appears as though (it's hard to say without actually seeing it) Stewart did about as good of job as anyone I've seen actually remaining in some control of the content of this conversation with Bill O'Reilly. Getting the Saudi Arabia/France...

What if. . .

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On September 22, 2004
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Between Kristof and Beldar, I'd say we've asymptotically approached the truth enough for there to be not a whole lot of interesting argument left. Two of Kerry's Purple Hearts are shaky and he's guilty of (at least) hype--but he also demonstrated real bravery. His service would...

Worst opening ever?

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At some point in my life, I was mildly amused by some scenes in a National Lampoon movie, the one with Chevy Chase. I can't speak for most of their releases, except to say that they look pretty bad. Still, the previews for the new one...

Blundering Ethicists

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Circumstantial evidence suggests that The Ethicist(tm) might be listening to my advice (or Paperwight). Still, I'm not in the mood to be terribly magnanimous. The first two "corrections" offered this week deal with.

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