The Agonist Strikes

Sean-Paul, aka The Agonist, believes that the invasion of Iraq is a necessary evil. But he’s not happy at all with some of those who support it: (Editing note: Sean-Paul politely warned his readers of strong language ahead and hid the body of the post under a [more] link; as I don’t have such a […]

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Kaus: SoTU lacked “cool logic”

Kaus was not overly-impressed with the SoTU. Well, okay, neither was I, actually. But I think the Mickster, though his wisdom has been proven to be superior to mine, may be slightly off base in the particular target for his critique [Wisdom proven superior? How? – Ed He gets paid for blogging; I do it […]

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Which side of 8-2 is the unilateral one?

This is just a thing of beauty. Paris and Berlin must be having cows (and then giving themselves a few subidies for them, natch). Oh, and the BBC also has this nice summary of how Europe is “split” on Iraq. Take it for what you will (it is the BBC, after all), but even with […]

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NC Plant Explosion

There has been a major explosion at a pharmaceutical plant in North Carolina. Several people killed; absolutely no news out yet as to potential cause.

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Rory Lee Says Playing Nice Isn’t An Option

Okay, two links for a new blogger in a week is a bit excessive, but I can’t resist this piece by Aurora Leigh on liberals and opposition to deposing Saddam Hussein: Earth to liberals: this is not a game… When you are in Kindergarten, and someone cheats, you go to the teacher. Well, guess who […]

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King of All LA Media

Ken Layne tells us that the Los Angeles Examiner prototype is now public, and that you can sign up for a trial subscription. Layne’s steady, Sherman-like march towards Total Media Domination proceeds apace…

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State of the Union 2003

Oh, fine: I was going to leave the live blogging to Stephen, but I’m sitting here watching it, I guess I’ll post observations as I view the web stream. Note: All quotes are best-I-could-do based on listening to the speech live; some inaccuracies may exist. You have been warned. First observation: Nice suit, and like […]

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The Truth Laid Lair

(It’s no joke and it’s no lie! Here’s today’s stop of the Amish Tech Support Blog A Day Tour by Laurence Simon, smack dab in the middle of the Truth Laid Bear.) I guess you can call this post “The Truth Laid Lair.” And here’s a little truth for you: A while back, N.Z. Bear […]

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Don’t Hold Back, Joe…

Quote of the day goes to Joe Klein, who is handicapping the Democratic presidential hopefuls on WBUR’s The Connection. Observe as host Dick Gordon prompts Joe on one candidate in particular… Dick Gordon: Reverend Al Sharpton Joe Klein: I don’t want to talk about him. He shouldn’t be on the stage. The guy is a […]

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FetchBook.Info: Handy

Here’s a new toy for you book-lovers: FetchBook.info. It’s a free search engine that claims to search about sixty online bookstores, giving you the best prices available. You can search by title, author, or ISBN. I haven’t stress-tested the thing, but quick tests seem to show it works quite nicely. I was able to find […]

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OK, it didn’t suck

By the way, I’m not completely tone-deaf politically: Martin’s right: Blix’s report wasn’t all bad, despite my earlier carping. I just don’t have much faith left generally in the fellow. And I still like my version better.

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Intelligent Thought Alert

Wow. I think I’m in love: The idea of absolute state sovereignty is relatively new, and it derives from agreements among kings, emperors, kaisers, and czars for their mutual benefit. What we

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Blix Report: As Bad as Expected

Listening to Blix’s report now (if you can’t find it elsewhere, WBUR is simulcasting it via RealAudio and Windows Media). I definitely like my version better… Update: Ah, crap. WBUR isn’t staying with Blix for the whole deal; will update if/when I find another stream… Update Again: Ok, looks like WNYC is staying with it; […]

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Windfall for the LA Examiner?

Matt Welch points to a NY Times piece that reveals the DoJ has signed a consent decree with New Times Media and Village Voice Media: In a quiet end to a highly contested investigation, the Justice Department signed a consent decree on Saturday with New Times Media and Village Voice Media, two newsweekly chains that […]

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