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MAY 29, 2008 9:45AM

Department of pleasant surprises

Within the past couple of days, a few corners of the world have come up rosier than I'd have expected.

1) Scott McClellan's memoir barbecues pretty much the whole Bush administration -- and the press too, for enabling the whole grand charade. There isn't a lot of new/… Read full post »

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MAY 27, 2008 6:06PM

Foreclosing on the Troops

One day too late for Memorial Day, Bloomberg News is running an article by Kathleen Howley on real estate foreclosures in military towns.  Specifically, "foreclosures in U.S. towns where soldiers live are increasing at a pace almost four times the national average...." 

A sample of t… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2008 8:44PM

Not everybody...

Christopher Hitchens raises tendentious polemic to high art -- nobody does it better. I think he's been more right than wrong over the years, but I also think that he's gone way off into the weeds on Iraq. But whatever, I don't usually look to Hitchens for… Read full post »

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MAY 26, 2008 8:10PM

Not a Review of "Recount"

Dahlia Lithwick, whose legal reportage and analysis at Slate I've admired for some time, has an oddly even-handed and anodyne article up this weekend on voter fraud and vote suppression.

The heart of the article walks the reader through the basics. Retail voter fraud -- illegal… Read full post »