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Obama and Europe, Cont.

4 December 2008 16:13

Dan Drezner politely suggests I'm talking (or writing, rather) through my hat in this gloomy assessment of the transformational potential of the Obama presidency. Dan prefers to see the potential… Continue reading

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Amazon

4 December 2008 14:39

I've finally got round to joining amazon's Associates programme. Unless I've made a complete hash of things then anytime you click through to via the little Amazon button on the… Continue reading

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The Ambassadors

4 December 2008 0:47

The President of the United States often really seems to be a kind of elected Priest-Monarch. One area in which this is obviously apparent, is his ability to reward cronies… Continue reading

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Waiting for the Call

3 December 2008 23:33

Steve Clemons posts a very droll email purporting to be from an anxious Democrat wondering what, if any, job he (or she) might receive in the Age of Obama… Like… Continue reading

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Mexico Dispatch

3 December 2008 18:22

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times: At least 38 people have been killed in Tijuana since Saturday, nine of them decapitated, in escalating drug-related violence that appears to have left… Continue reading

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The Death of Ink

3 December 2008 17:24

Another sign of the times: every single employee of the Glasgow Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times was sacked today and told to reapply for their jobs (on changed  –… Continue reading

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Bush 2016!

3 December 2008 14:48

Seriously. Well, not impossibly. Perhaps. Weirder things may have happened*. Yup, Jeb Bush is apparently considering running for Mel Martinez's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. I imagine Jeb would win handily. These… Continue reading

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On Evangelicals and the American Future…

3 December 2008 14:27

Hurrah for Alan Jacobs at the fabulous American Scene for alerting me to this excerpt from Laura Miller's new book in which she visits Wheaton College, Illinois. (Wheaton is Billy… Continue reading

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Tomfoolery from the Labour Backbenches

3 December 2008 13:20

Tom Harris's blog is a very useful creation. Now as it happens I don't think that parliamentary democracy is under threat because Damien Green was arrested, disgraceful though that arrest… Continue reading

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Hamilton vs Jefferson?

2 December 2008 20:54

Is that the future of American foreign policy debate? Noah Millman, super as ever, considers this through a Beckettian lens here. Great stuff.

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The Continued Absence of a Golden Age

2 December 2008 19:37

Commenting on the future of transatlantic relations, Anthony writes: The plain fact of the matter is that there are structural issues at play that will ensure tensions remain. One of… Continue reading

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Obama’s European Gambit

2 December 2008 13:33

Matt Yglesias wrote a column last week in which he disputed what he termed the "counterintuitive" view that President Obama's relations with Europe will not necessarily improve as much or… Continue reading

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Scottish Politics Update

2 December 2008 12:01

For those of you interested in Scottish politics, it's not a bad thing to be able, not before time, to welcome the country's newspapers to the blogosphere. So, huzzahs for… Continue reading

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Bombay Lessons

2 December 2008 11:50

Bruce Schneier suspects we'll probably learn the wrong ones. After all, as he points out, there's very little you can do to stop 18 men with guns and grenades once… Continue reading

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Message from Ottawa

1 December 2008 19:09

Andrew Coyne defends Stephen Harper from his critics. Or at least, from some of them: While this laissez-faire, do-nothing government contents itself with spending more than any government in the… Continue reading

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The Politics of The Wire

1 December 2008 18:03

Jonh Goldberg says that The Wire should be more popular amongst conservatives. He argues that conservatives should love The Wire because it shows what happens when you let Democrats run… Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Gordon Brown knows a priority when he sees one…

28 November 2008 12:03

Seriously. There are times when I think Americans were lucky to get George W Bush. Well, almost. Apart from the torture thing (though of course our government acquiesced with this… Continue reading

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Mini-hiatus

28 November 2008 11:10

Little to no blogging over the next few days, I'm afriad. I'm in East Lothian tonight, speaking at a St Andrews dinner, thence to Hawick to bid farewell to a… Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

27 November 2008 15:00

Winter sunshine.  

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Turkey Day

27 November 2008 11:50

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers. In celebration, I offer this Culture11 piece on why Thanksgiving is comfortably the most civilised holiday of them all. Then again,… Continue reading

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Kingsley’s Rules

26 November 2008 17:28

Roger Scruton reviews Kingsley Amis's Everyday Drinking, now happily reissued: At the start, Amis announces certain 'general principles' to be followed in creating drinks, all of which can be derived,… Continue reading

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To the barricades!

26 November 2008 13:31

There's something splendid about this. Brent Whelan, an American in Paris, runs, as you do, into yet another demonstration. There was the… sound truck and chants, flags and banderoles, a… Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

26 November 2008 9:30

Home. Monday afternoon. Oddly calm.

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Sexy Horse Noises!

25 November 2008 19:55

Another lovely obituary from the Daily Telegraph (of course) that is, as always, written with panache: Nick Mills, who has died aged 54, was a country vet with a practice… Continue reading

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Best, Brightest, Fabbest Cabinet, like, Evah

25 November 2008 16:16

I'd been meaning to write something about how all the cheering at the supposed brilliance of Obama's cabinet picks was reminiscent of the huzzahs that greeted George W Bush's peronnel… Continue reading

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