Hitchens & NZB on American Empire

Hey, here’s a switch for you: Christopher Hitchens is channeling me, as opposed to the other way around: Hitchens in Slate, 12/10/02: A condition of the new imperialism will be the specific promise that while troops will come, they will not stay too long. An associated promise is that the era of the client state […]

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Action Center Cause of the Week

Folks – We have a (late) winner for Cause of the Week at the Action Center: 12/01: Misha: Support the Brave Students of Iran. If you want to support this cause, please link to Misha’s post at your earliest convenience… -N.Z. Bear

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Seems Reasonable, But…

So several folks are trumpeting the arrival of Reason’s new group blog, Hit and Run today, which indeed appears to be a quality collection o’ bits. But this simple bear is confused: why is everyone behaving as if this is the blog’s opening day, when it appears to have archives from November?

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I feel happy…

I’m feeling a bit better today; this cold has dragged on more than I had hoped. I’m hoping today will be that day in an illness where you clearly still feel sick, but now the sickness is just a collection of irritating symptoms, rather than something which dominates your entire perception of the world. So […]

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New Kid on the Block

Brand new blogger “zzyzx” dropped me a kind note last week and declared himself to be neither liberal nor conservative, and asked my advice on conservative voices in the Blogosphere who I respected (which I provided). He’s just getting started and finding his blog voice, so go check him out — he’s got the right […]

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Let the Games Begin (Again)

Okay, so now the game is truly afoot. Iraq has submitted its declaration to the United Nations, and now the fun starts. First, an observation: Why does the AP story on this event say the following: The Iraqi government presented to the rest of the world Saturday a mass of documents detailing its nuclear, chemical […]

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Responding to Hesiod…

Hesiod made a comment on my Betrayal of Faith post which I thought required a response. Here’s his comment in full: Nope. It means us “liberals” WERE right all along. Any trained monkey could have figured out that we needed to invade Afghanistan. And the VAST majority of liberals and Democrats AGRRED with that move. […]

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A-CHEW!

Sorry for the light posting. My grand ambitions to get a lot of weblog work done today were squished by the cold I seem to have picked up. More when I’m a bit recovered… -NZB

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Holy Roman Empire II?

So given the ongoing disaster that is currently known as the Catholic Church in America, there’s been much wringing of hands about whether the Church will survive, how they should handle the scandals, and even whether certain dioceses might formally declare bankruptcy to protect themselves. (Insert obligatory snide remark clarifying that as financial, not moral, […]

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Wanted: Saudwatch. Blogspot. com

So it occurs to me, watching the recent attempts by the House of Saud to strike a pose of righteous indignation that anybody might dare suggest they have anything to do with terrorism, that there is an opportunity for some eager blogger here. We’ve got Watch blogs for all sorts of things — methinks the […]

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Chatterbox: When Bad Columns Happen to Good People

Can anybody help me pinpoint precisely when Tim Noah went completely, deliriously, ass-over-elbows bonkers? It didn’t happen suddenly, I know that for sure. He’s been drifting down a slippery slope for a while now. But recently, he’s crossed some ill-defined borderline: I fear that tinfoil headgear is not far in dear Tim’s future, truly I […]

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Lilo & Stitch Theatrical Review

The following is a review of the theatrical release of Lilo and Stitch originally posted at The Truth Laid Bear. I am currently restraining myself from buying the DVD (which was just released on DVD December 3rd) — it’s on my Christmas list — but once I do get it, I’ll do another review. This […]

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Building the Perfect Beast

OK kids, I’m getting serious about this building-my-own PC thing. I’m in the market for a new machine, as I’ve mentioned, and based on the advice from (some of) you, I’m thinkin’ I’ll take the plunge and build the sucker myself. So, I’m now looking for any information folks can suggest on: 1) Books or […]

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Hold Still a Minute

Note: An earlier version of this piece mischaracterized the idea below as a ‘leak’ from Microsoft; I’ve rewritten it to correct this. I apologize to all those involved, particularly D, for the error. A friend passed on an interesting idea last week, which she in turn received from her friend D, who had heard it […]

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