Daily Archive: June 24, 2009


Reihan responds

If you read my post from earlier today, please read this one by Reihan over at the Scene, where he (with characteristic good humor) responds to some criticism from Matt Frost, Daniel Larison and...


Eating Crow

It seems only a few days ago that Mark and I were taking shots at the U.S. national team’s playmaking ability (or lack thereof). But following a 2-0 beatdown of a Spanish national squad...


quote for the day II

“To me, and I suspect no one else on earth, there is something wonderful about listening to country music playing in the cab, air conditioner running, the hum of a huge diesel engine in...


quote for the day

“The anti-gay-marriage forces are stuck making a slippery-slope argument when, in fact, we’re already at the bottom of the slippery slope. Here’s a guy, Sanford, who has not just not a moral and religious...


Dierkes bait

Bruce Riedel: “Armageddon in Islamabad”  (h/t Salam)



Digsby, the IM client I use, has added a Twitter feed, so I’ve created a dummy Twitter account just so I can follow people. But I’ve tried to follow people– clicked the follow button,...


Sanford’s folly

I have to say, this whole Sanford affair is really depressing.  Sanford on the Appalachian for naked hiking day is one thing.  Sanford in Beunos Aires for a rendezvous with his lover over father’s...


good intentions

Erik pronounces Reihan’s latest column a disappointment. I’m not sure why. Oh, the column is very wrong-headed, but it isn’t disappointing, because disappointment suggests that you’d be expecting something different. I don’t know how...


I like Ike

Dennis Sanders responds to my post on distrust of government and invokes Eisenhower by invoking Kelly Pipes:


a quote for the morning

“The peculiar truth is that Barack Obama, for all his realist convictions, is at his best when he embraces his inner neocon.” ~ Reihan Salam, in a particularly disappointing column. Matt Frost counters Salam. ...


the big tent

So one thing I’ve been thinking about lately is how dissident conservatives – of either the reformist or the paleo stripe (or those reformopaleo hybrid types) – dialogue with movement conservatives and with each...


Nate Silver defends the public option

Okay, before I form an opinion of Nate’s post, I just want to run this past Mark and the other libertarians ’round here because this is similar, if more detailed, to arguments I’ve made: