June 16, 2008
A second honest liberal

James Kirchick of the New Republic follows the lead of Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. This may sound like ancient history, but it matters. After Sept. 11, President Bush did not want to risk allowing Hussein, who had twice invaded neighboring nations, murdered more than 1 million Iraqis and stood in violation of […]

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June 16, 2008

Way back when the solvency of Social Security was more on the front burner of American political discussion, I criticized New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for changing his description of Social Security from one week to the next depending on political expediency. One week Social Security was a welfare program to help the poor, […]

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June 16, 2008
The political spectrum is a circle

Proof that the far left, embodied by historian Howard Zinn, and the far right, embodied by Pat Buchanan, are practically the same. Several months ago, Howard Zinn was on Dennis Prager's radio show and claimed that World War II was unnecessary. Now Buchanan has come out with a book with the same theory, and gets […]

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June 16, 2008
U.S. Open and oil exploration

The dearth of blogging over the past several days are directly attributable to the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines -- which Tiger Woods won in sudden death on the 19th hole of the day today. The San Diego Union-Tribune has been doing special sections for more than a week, and I was designing some of […]

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Starting to watch the Wheel of Time and they screw with it 60 seconds in, suggesting the Dragon Reborn might be a woman. That could never work in the world Robert Jordan created.

Marcus Arbery, father of Ahmaud, who was senselessly murdered, had every reason to give an angry & vindictive speech, & he would have been applauded for doing so

Instead he affirmed his faith in the Kingian vision of racial equality, and in so doing restores our faith in America

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