Daily Archive: September 4, 2009

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A decent interval

The uncanny resemblance between his latest offering and Ross Douthat’s New York Times column from a few weeks back should (finally) put to rest any notion that New Gingrich is a font of original...

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Fisk me gently

Chris Bodenner picks apart some dumb objections to closing Gitmo. Memo to the Dish: Keep the interns blogging after Sullivan gets back from vacation.

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confessional monovlog

For some reason I can’t get this video of Bob Wright to embed, so I’ll just link to it.   Without Mickey, Bob is here alone in a kind of video confessional that I’ve...

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There Goes Reconciliation

Uh oh. Hadn’t seen this before, but Lawrence O’Donnell just shoots down reconciliation as the way to get health care reform through.  Apparently rules state that 51 votes is sufficient only in final passage–there...

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A Faint Ray of Hope for Wyden-Bennett?

Justin Gardner astutely picks up on what appears to be a conciliatory trial balloon from a potential candidate for the GOP nomination in ’12.  Particularly in the wake of the Club for Growth’s nihilistic...

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Learning to Float in the War on Terror

Jamelle makes some persuasive points in this post on Afghanistan–arguing that the administration and its supporters have yet to make a solid case that the war is in the US interests.  As he says,...

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Commercial real estate…

…is starting to get some additional attention from within Congress: Impending problems with commercial mortgages are making their way into the public domain and appear to be catching–finally–the attention of Congress. The latest missive...

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Afghanistan’s strategic importance is still up in the air

Michael Gerson is entitled to his belief that the war in Afghanistan is a strategic necessity, but he could probably make the point without thoughtlessly dismissing critics of the war: The strategic importance of...

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