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Ten Questions for Monday

August 30, 2010

All right, move it along. The weekend is over. Get back to work. 1. Can you name an individual who has ever been more respected for his independence and integrity who proceeded to abandon both so completely as did John McCain from his presidential campaign through his just completed primary campaign in Arizona? 2. How [...]


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Sunday Blog Wrap

May 9, 2010

Shmuel Rosner, Rosner’s Domain – Engagement worked: And the result? The U.S. keeps Iran off the United Nations Human Rights Council and what happens? Why, the next best thing, for dedicated students of the absurd: Iran is admitted to membership on the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. The U.S. should never have joined [...]


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Sunday Blog Wrap

May 2, 2010

Huffington Post, Bianca Boske – Facebook Group ‘Praying’ For President Obama’s Death Passes One Million Members The group, which lists its location as “Marysville, OH, 43040,” currently has over 1 million members–Facebook users who say they “like” the group. It includes an album of anti-Obama imagery uploaded by the group’s members–what Facebook labels “fan photos–that [...]


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Sunday Blog Wrap

April 25, 2010

The Economist – The limits of freedom and faith From the UN Human Rights Council, another battle in the war of ideas, the weapon is words, demonstrating why we need to be clear about the nature of liberalism and liberty, including the distinction between religious liberty and religious imposition: For secularists (in the broad sense [...]


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Blogs to Speak Of

April 18, 2010

Some blogs you might wish to explore – not, in the main, big names, though some are higher profile than others. The big names blog readers read when they read big name blogs readers can find themselves because those bloggers are, well, big names. And generally American. If you’re American. Here, some are and are [...]


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Sunday Scattershot

April 4, 2010

Calling Sean Penn. Criticism of Chávez Stifled by Arrests And Vaclev Havel, someone Penn, et al. should admire, states Under Chávez’s rule, a radical form of state-sanctioned lawlessness has taken hold in the country. You could say that Venezuela now exists as a “lawless legality”, a political system within which officials deny that in making [...]


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That’s What They Think, Friday 3/26/2010

March 26, 2010

Matthew Yglesias – Pelosi As Trailblazer Of course, the Pubs despise her. More, less than Obama? Is she Goering? Goebbels? (How did we ever revile people before we had Nazi references? I know – anti-Christ.) And, of course, Tom Delay was so much more attractive a figure. The truth is – one more “of course” [...]


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That’s What They Think, Thursday 2/25/2010

February 25, 2010

Tom Garafalo, The Havana Note – Orlando Zapata Tamayo, 1967-2010 Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a 42 year old political prisoner arrested by Cuban authorities in the crackdown of Spring 2003, has died after an 83 day hunger strike. Jonathan Chait, The New Republic – A Brief Reconciliation Primer As Mary McCarthy once said of Lillian Hellman, [...]


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That’s What They Think, Wednesday 2/24/2010

February 24, 2010

Nick Meo, Telegraph – Jews leave Swedish city after sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes (H/T Normblog) It’s all perfectly natural. I was unhappy about Tibet, so I attacked Chinese on the streets of Los Angeles. Christian Tau, Z-Word Blog – The Anti-Jewish Riots in Oslo Are we picking up a pattern here? Jonathan Chait, [...]


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That’s What They Think, Friday 2/19/2010

February 19, 2010

The Long War Journal – All Headlines While conservative critics are gazing in the mirror, and the others are looking elsewhere, the Obama administration is waging real war. Adam Holland – Ron Paul website mourns anti-Semitic author A new crack sprouts in Paul’s pot’s spout. Barry Rubin, GLORIA Center – Why Isn’t There Peace? One [...]


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That’s What They Think, Thursday 2/18/2010

February 18, 2010

Amnesty UK – Human rights are for all: Response to media article And if the Allies had violated any of what we now think of as Herman Goering’s human rights, would Amnesty International, upon his release, have stood on podiums with him to champion those rights? Evading-the-Point 101, or the downward spiral of self-interested, self-righteous [...]


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That’s What They Think, Tuesday 2/16/2010

February 16, 2010

Jonathan Chait, The New Republic – Democratic Dysfunction, An Update Democrats are punks. Bernie Becker and Jeff Zeleny, The Caucus – Bayh Decides Against Re-election Bid He complains about the difficulty of getting anything done, yet, “[a]ccording to analysis by The Times of Mr. Bayh’s voting history, he has voted with a majority of the [...]


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That’s What They Think, Monday 2/15/2010

February 15, 2010

Jeffrey Herf, The New Republic – It Will Not Go Away (H/T Yaacov Lozowick) His review of Robert S. Wistrich’s 1200 page A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad. A Lethal Obsession is an encyclopedic—and genuinely alarming—compendium of the new anti-Semitism. Wistrich gathers a massive amount of evidence to drive home the [...]


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That’s What They Think, Thursday 1/28/2010

January 28, 2010

Jeff Weintraub, Comments and Controversies – Pass the Damn Bill He’s been saying it all week long: Democrats, don’t be punks. Corey Kilgannon, The New York Times – Serpico on Serpico For film aficionados and New Yorkers of a certain age: Frank Serpico today. How a whole life can turn on one series of events. [...]


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That’s What They Think, Friday 1/22/2010

January 22, 2010

Hendrik Hertzberg – One Year: Beware of Sudden Downdrafts What he said. And I said yesterday, only mo better. Obama, healthcare, what’s going on and down. Daniel Indiviglio – Goldman Shareholder Revolts With Lawsuit Where the anger should be. Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today – Elouise Cobell, woman warrior The woman behind an Indian victory. [...]


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That’s What They Think, Thursday 1/21/10

January 21, 2010

Henryk M. Broder, Der Spiegel – Muhammad Cartoonist Defiant After Attack (H/T normblog) Tell me again what Europeans learned from World War II? Josh Marshal, TPM – Second Thoughts for Barney Frank If healthcare reform doesn’t pass, we’ll know whom to blame now. Matthew Yglesias – Our Broken Institutions “They had an interesting theory that [...]


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That’s What They Think, Wednesday 1/20/10

January 20, 2010

Jonathan Cohn, The Treatment – Pelosi Isn’t Panicking. Her Party Should Listen Democrats are rarely tough like Republicans. Here’s hoping there are two who are. Spencer Ackerman, Firedog Lake -These Were Not Suicides At Guantanamo We tortured and mudered. It won’t go away. ShrinkWrapped – How Do Universities Breed Terrorists? You have to care for [...]


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