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Walter Cronkite Around the Bend

October 31, 2004

So, Walter, what do you think about the new Osama bin Laden tape? “Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to

James Baker’s Double Life

October 29, 2004

Here’s a question the White House should answer: How can James Baker, President Bush’s envoy to the world for Iraqi debt relief, expect any cooperation from Iraq’s creditors when he’s pushing a secret deal to

Lileks on Sullivan

October 29, 2004

I gave up on Andrew Sullivan as a serious thinker some time ago. It’s clear to me that he’s a single-issue pundit, evaluating everything and everyone as it relates to (Sullivan’s) homosexuality. That doesn’t stop

Cubs Not So Lovable After All

October 29, 2004

Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune sums up the Steve Stone Affair: The fans might have spike marks from being stomped on so often, but they’re not going to forget who was responsible for the

Following the Playbook

October 29, 2004

Democrats are already crying, “Foul!” Civil rights groups representing blacks, Hispanics and the disabled accused Republican Party workers on Thursday of trying to keep U.S. minorities from voting. “In state after state, Republican officials and

Do the Math

October 29, 2004

Does it make sense that thieves or terrorists could have made off with 380 tons of explosives right under the noses of American troops? Do you realize how much mass that is? A typical 18-wheel

Okay, So Maybe it Wasn’t About Iraq

October 29, 2004

The Spanish apparently haven’t rolled over far enough: MADRID – Spanish police have arrested 13 more suspected Islamic extremists in connection with an alleged plot to bomb the country’s national court. Eight of the new

It Was Better in the Original Klingon

October 29, 2004

Zounds! At Shakespeare’s own Globe Theatre, a scholar will argue that the bard would have made a great Muslim: ?Shakespeare would have delighted in Sufism,? said the Islamic scholar Martin Lings, himself a Sufi Muslim

Kerry the Hawk

October 28, 2004

So, Democrats, think your man will get us out of Iraq? Careful observers don’t: By all means vote for the guy if you think your ballot will really count in keeping Ralph Nader out of

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