Monthly Archives: April 2007

Not out of the woods yet

This needs to be kept in mind: though it’s good that Kathryn Johnston’s killers are going to prison, and it’s even better that Alex White is going to lay bare as much of the surrounding rot behind her death as … Continue reading

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“I’m the Patron Saint of Irony, and I approved this message”

Incumbency-Protection — uh, I mean “Campaign Finance Reform” is before the Supreme Court again: Members of the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a willingness to give interest groups more power to air advertisements in the weeks before an election, an approach … Continue reading

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When asking is an insult…

In the mainstream media, “balance” means consideration of an absurd viewpoint as equal merely because it’s the opposite of a consensus view.  For example: Sgt. Patrick Stewart […] of the Nevada Air National Guard was shot down in his Chinook … Continue reading

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Exactly!

In case people don’t get it when I say that our current behavior towards Iran risks turning the howls about developing nukes into self-fulfilling prophecy, Cunning Realist has a helpful analogy.

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See-Saws (and not the fun for children kind)

Nope, no surprise here: The U.S. troop buildup in Iraq has yielded modest progress but a rise in suicide bombings helps make the ultimate success of the security crackdown uncertain, the top U.S. commander in the country said in remarks … Continue reading

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Profiles in Anti-logic

Spotted the following argument in a story about the Texas state senate approving a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes up a year: “The further you can put this (legal age) off, there’s a much better chance … Continue reading

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Deeper cuts, please

I just got in my email a message from DownsizeDC about legislation they’re supporting at the moment.  One piece is supposed to encourage congress to eliminate the deficit by cutting their pay for any year where they run one. My … Continue reading

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