Monthly Archives: May 2011

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says – Galactic Empire Times Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the

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Or was there no tragedy of Sarah Palin?

Unlike rightwing ideologues (here’s one candidate for the title) who have attacked Joshua Green’s “Tragedy of Sarah Palin” for being non-rightwing-ideological, Andrew Sullivan takes the equally entirely predictable position that Green was too kind to the once-upon-a-time Thrilla from Wasilla. 

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Public Policy Polling: Trump collapses Donald Trump has had one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of Presidential politics. Last month we found him leading the Republican field with 26%. In the space of just four weeks

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Hillary Rodham Hegel

I think HRC comes off rather well in this interview with Jeffrey Goldberg:  Hillary Clinton: Chinese System Is Doomed, Leaders on a ‘Fool’s Errand’.  Makes me proud I voted for her in the 2008 California primary, though in those dark,

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If only she had used her talents for niceness instead of badness

Joshua Green –  The Tragedy of Sarah Palin – fills in the details behind the unrealized promise of Sarah Palin – what some of us saw in her as a possibility based on her reformist and bi-partisan record, but which

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A proven millionaire. A real homophobe. The ruler we fear.

Jane Corwin for Congress | Protecting the Status Quo & Taking Your Tax Dollars   Corwin Endorsed by Recognizable Old Person Posted on May 9, 2011 by admin ERIE COUNTY – In response to her heroic support for Paul Ryan’s budget

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Good to see the likes of Jennifer Rubin panicking

Eunomia » The (Non-Existent) Isolationists Are Coming! It is tedious to have to keep repeating this, but there are no isolationists in the Republican Party (nor anywhere else in America, for that matter)*. There are people calling for an end

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Fi! I Say Fi on Those Cowardly Hamas Moderates!

Hollow ‘reconciliation’ in Palestine – Opinion – Al Jazeera English Following the unity deal, senior Israeli commanders in the occupied West Bank saw no change in their close relationship with their PA counterparts, Israeli journalist Anshel Pfeffer reported. “None of the

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OBLX GTFO A-stan stat OK?

Leslie Gelb: Mission Accomplished –   The ugly truth is that Washington lacks a viable Afghan partner. Kabul is corrupt and inept. Its security forces seem less willing to fight and die for their country than are the far

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Sic transit gloria basketball mundi The weird frog pointed to observations from Peter Vecsey written after a foreshadowing Game 2 ugliness, but prior to yesterday’s destined finish to the least watchable season of Laker basketball in living memory: This might very well have been

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