Daily Archive: December 8, 2009

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Dear Uganda,

Please listen to Jason Kuznicki.

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The Sound of Settling

A few days ago, Jamelle took a shot at “The Office”: It is actively painful to watch clueless mediocrities trudge through their jobs animated by little more than their mutual disdain and acrimony.  And...

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Today’s Must Read

Tony Karon’s 5 Flawed Assumptions in Obama’s Afghan Strategy.

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“Racism.” As Defined by Clueless Conservatives

(cross-posted from the United States of Jamerica) Patterico, a conservative blogger, describes his “pontifications” as “harangues that make sense.”  Assuming the definition of sense has remained relatively constant, this can’t possibly be the case. ...

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Climate Change and the Plague

An interesting nugget from The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire [page 91]: Climatology is now infected by partisan polemics, but ice core studies that show rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere over...

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Population-centric=Tribal-centric

Elrod at The Moderate Voice, writing in response to criticisms of Obama’s Afghanistan strategy for setting a withdrawal date, argues:  (h/t Matt Duss at WonkRoom): Quite simply, the Taliban does not have the luxury...

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