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Always look on the bright side of life

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On September 15, 2008
This WAPO op-ed from chief McCain economic adviser Donald Luskin may set some kind of record for unfortunate timing. Shorter Luskin: unless you happen to be among the few million wretched refuse of our teeming shores who purchased a subprime mortgage things are still pretty good so quit your bitching (I guess that’s not that […]

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 some a few local observations about Palin. She’s likable and — for what little it’s actually worth to say this, given the […]

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

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 point of view, which doesn’t take into account the special health risks associated with being president, he has a 15% […]

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 C

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 videos have now received more hits than Obama’s. A friend of hers recently compared Barack Obama to Thomas Dewey. An historically unprecedented convergence of pundit wisdom has spontaneously […]

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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