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Good post. “And now Lieberman is out there playing that ‘toughness’ card for John McCain. I just can’t believe it. Back in 2006, I looked at Ned Lamont and I saw George McGovern. I looked at his supporters and I saw thousands of Abbie Hoffmans–almost like a pack of crazed, ignorant ideological cannibals. And you […]

After Obama…or Not

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On March 24, 2008

Over at Slate, Melinda Henneberger and Dahlia Lithwick consider why Hillary Clinton won’t get a speech on gender akin to the one Obama gave on race (and imagine what her speech would sound like

Seeing Red

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On February 6, 2008

Over at Slate, the XX factor team is dissecting the wardrobe choices of the candidates’ wives last night (what color tie was Bill Clinton wearing? Anyone? Bueller?). They’ve honed in on Ci

Score one for Bazelon & Lithwick

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On January 24, 2008
The Slate Legal Ladies make quick work of wingnut M. Edward Whelan’s bully-style critiques of NY Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse, and of the Times’s seeming inability to fully stand up for her. Sure, ombudsman Clark Hoyt gives lip service to her lack of bias and calls Whelan a bully, but he then validates […]

That Had to Hurt…

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On December 4, 2007
Stephen Metcalf hits back at Saletan, and leaves a mark: The crux of Saletan’s pieces was his Liberal Creationist analogy. The analogy is hopeless along several competing dimensions, but it reminded me of the Dilettante’s First Law of Empirical Narcissism. In a moment of controversy, the temptation to proclaim yourself an avatar of truth, and […]

Apology Not Accepted, Bill

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On November 28, 2007

Saletan: I missed something I could have picked up from a simple glance at Wikipedia. For the past five years, J. Philippe Rushton has been president of the Pioneer Fund, an organization dedicated to

Saletan’s Finale

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On November 21, 2007
And after all that, nothing. Saletan writes two columns purporting to demonstrate not simply that African-Americans are inherently intellectually inferior to whites, but that liberals who question this finding are anti-science. In other words, the science is so compelling that any argument against the racial inferiority hypothesis must be generated by political, rather than scientific, […]

Saletan Strikes!

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On November 18, 2007

The one thing that’s fairly clear is that William Saletan doesn’t understand the most compelling extant critiques of linking ethnicity with IQ. I’m unsure of two things, however. Fir

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