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Nice to See Some Respect for Her Right to Decide, But…

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On September 1, 2008
Ann Friedman makes the critical point regarding the McCain campaign’s announcement that Bristol Palin “made the decision on her own to keep the baby”: I mean, John McCain and Sarah Palin don’t believe women have a right to choose. It’s absolutely absurd for the campaign to emphasize the fact that Bristol “made this decision,” and […]

Too Funny

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On September 1, 2008

Just in case there hasn’t been too much coverage of Sarah Palin here, I thought I’d let everyone know that the word on Alaskan Street is that representatives from the McCain camp have dise

Quick Thoughts on Palin

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On August 29, 2008

I’m supposed to be finishing my tenure file today and writing syllabi, but seeing as how my presence here as an Alaskan makes me undeservedly relevant for the next ten minutes, I’ll offer

McCain’s Housing Crisis

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On August 21, 2008
I haven’t developed any strong feelings about Obama’s VP choice, but I sort of like this guy’s style. It would have been better if he had pointed out McCain’s idea of a housing crisis is not being able to remember how many houses your Sugar Mama has bought for you. Update: “At least four” apparently […]

Old Man Look at My Life

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On August 19, 2008

Cheap Abe Simpson humor aside, one issue that the media seem to be treating with extreme delicacy so far is McCain’s age. It of course is a legitimate concern, given that from a purely actuarial

McCain and Plagiarism

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On August 12, 2008
I count myself among the folks who aren’t wound up about the possibility that McCain’s speech on the Georgian crisis might have benefited from Wikipedia. After all, quality bloggers like Confederate Yankee use Wikipedia all the time, and I don’t think anyone would doubt the vastness of Bob Owens’ intellectual reach. As far as plagiarism […]

Prescient?

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On August 10, 2008

McCain supporters are obviously going to try and run a good distance with the argument that he was somehow “prescient” on the question of Russian power. I’m not quite sure how to put

Peggy Noonan Reads the Signs

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On August 8, 2008

For your consideration, here is a list of the “evidence” Peggy Noonan assembles to sustain her argument that “things are shifting” in the 2008 campaign: McCain’s YouTube

These ads just write themselves

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On July 15, 2008

Kleinman and Yglesias on McCain’s latest comments on social security. One wonders when–and how–he’ll stop digging. On some level, I actually admire the sheer audaciousness of &

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