August 7, 2003
Well that's one heck of a mistake

From today's New York Times corrections desk: An article on Sunday about attacks on the American military in Iraq over the previous two days, attributed to military officials, included an erroneous account that quoted Pfc. Jose Belen of the First Armored Division. Private Belen, who is not a spokesman for the division, said that a […]

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August 7, 2003
I'm a Lileks kind of man

James Lileks takes on the Episcopal Church with regards to the standards that they have for their bishops. Now, there are Biblical reasons for opposing the leadership of an actively gay man (or woman) in any Christian church. Lileks lays out an excellent case why the Rev. Gene Robinson should not be given a position […]

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August 7, 2003
Not-so subtle bias

When this Boston Globe article came over the wire last night I was dismayed but not entirely surprised. The article is a rather long one regarding the Episcopal Church rejecting the adoption of a liturgy for same-sex relationships. (Though, today the Episcopal Church OK'd a "compromise" that some don't consider a compromise -- but that's […]

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August 7, 2003
Goodbye Connie

The USS Constellation has been decommissioned.

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August 7, 2003
Saving lives

The Hoover Institution's Henry Miller has an op-ed piece in today's New York Times on DDT. Miller argues that the limited use of DDT to kill mosquitos and prevent the spread of malaria, West Nile virus and other diseases is good public policy. I agree. DDT is cheap and safe for both humans and the […]

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August 7, 2003
The Governator

It's very possible that the nail was put in Gov. Gray Davis' coffin Wednesday with Arnold Schwarzenegger's surprise announcement that he would be running for governor. For the past few days, word had been that Schwarzenegger (oh, that will be the bane of headline writers -- try to fit that in a 1 column headline) […]

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August 7, 2003
Why I use a computer program to do my taxes

Don Luskin makes some calls on Krugman's sourcing and does taxes better than I. At most, Bush's tax cuts would reduce a 28% tax on $2000 to a 15% tax -- for a savings of $260, only about a third of the $725 savings in the example. My calculation was apparently more generous to Krugman […]

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August 7, 2003
Defending the Democrats

Josh Marshall, sometimes referred to as Paul Krugman's political brain, has an article in The Hill magazine defending Democrats on the Senate judiciary committee against the charges of an anti-Catholic crusade. Marshall counterattacks on two points: First, is opposing a judicial nominee for having doctrinaire views on abortion the same as demanding that he or […]

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Buttigieg is going with *we waited until it was safely over the ocean*, which demands that the question be asked "Why didn't you do this over the Bering Sea? Why did you let it cross America?"

If @jaketapper were a journalist, he'd ask.

He didn't.

Tapper is not a journalist.

Here's where I'm at with this.

Even if it was a weather balloon, even if it was an accident, even if Trump did it...what's the response to this question?

It *can't* be "to avoid provoking China" because Biden shot it down anyways.

Biden can't have it both ways. https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/1622038491218726913

Jason Chaffetz @jasoninthehouse

Mr. President, what is the answer to this question?

I continue to be annoyed by online media companies skimping on the copy editors.

If you disagree, we may feud over the issue.

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