Daily Archive: May 18, 2009

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The Taliban as Mafia

Here’s what I wrote the other day: Now they [The Taliban] are more like a mafia, in which case syndicate is a better term, but one that works against the grain of the US’...

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Quote of the Day

To James Poulos: Having Terry [McAuliffe] around is like having the Geico gecko’s uncharismatic loan shark cousin around, and the Macker knows it. Speaking of the Geico Gecko, if you haven’t seen the Geckham...

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faux serious introspection

Daniel Larison takes issue with Obama’s Notre Dame speech and especially Obama’s use of doubt, which Larison maintains is not a quality, but rather “a function of a mind clouded by the passions”.  Doubt,...

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a quote for when it’s about to rain outside…

Pelosi-gate, in a nutshell: What did one member of the minority party know about the majority party’s illegal war crimes and when did she know it?  ~ The Anonymous Liberal

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Slide!

Never understimate the value of a good slide…

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Notre Bama

The text of Obama’s commencement address is here. – Some thoughts on Obama’s speech starting with conspiracy theories and moving from there to Obama’s liberalism and from there to abortion as a test case...

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reductio ad absurdum

This is just nonsense.  I swear, as hapless as the Democrats may be, every time John Boehner opens his mouth I realize just how much more pathetic the Republicans are.  In the midst of...

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the disposition

Reihan quotes Jeffrey Toobin: In every major case since he became the nation’s seventeenth Chief Justice, Roberts has sided with the prosecution over the defendant, the state over the condemned, the executive branch over...