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Department of Pretty Words

28 May 2008 20:35

The Boston Globe: "Candidates Unite Against Darfur Genocide" Isn't it a bit late for that? "Today, we wish to make clear to the Sudanese government that on this moral issue… Continue reading

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Shadowing the GOP

28 May 2008 18:18

Ezra Klein asks if Jim Webb is "too good for the Vice-Presidency". And perhaps he is. Or rather, he'd be more useful to Democrats if he remained in the Senate,… Continue reading

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On Sale Soon…

28 May 2008 16:31

Via Swampland, comes news of this exciting contest to design a new t-shirt for Hillary Clinton's campaign. Personally, I'd say it's tough to beat the impact of a slogan such… Continue reading

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Not actually an April Fool

28 May 2008 12:51

I waited until to check that it wasn't actually April 2nd today, before posting this. It's no great surprise to see a piece in the Telegraph begin: Politics is about… Continue reading

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Photograph of the Day

27 May 2008 20:35

 If you asked me where this photograph – which has not been tinkered with to any significant degree – was taken, I suspect I'd have plumped for Texas or New… Continue reading

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Tales from Labour Britain: Illegal Document Department

27 May 2008 18:57

Via Samizdata, this seems to be a quite appalling story. The Guardian reports that: A masters student researching terrorist tactics who was arrested and detained for six days after his… Continue reading

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America’s Largest Cult

27 May 2008 16:47

I've been meaning to rave about and recommend Gene Healy's terrific book The Cult of the Presidency for some time. Now George Will saves me the trouble of doing so.… Continue reading

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Webb 3.0

27 May 2008 16:34

Ezra Klein leaps into the great Jim Webb discussion to make the important point that we've little idea what a Webb presidency would actually be like. True enough and that's… Continue reading

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The worst team in Europe?

27 May 2008 16:04

Are Paris Saint-Germain the worst football team in Europe? This obviously depends upon how one measures or defines "worst". PSG, despite another appalling season, would (thankfully) still be expected to… Continue reading

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Webb-mania revisited

27 May 2008 13:26

Kathy G, guest-blogging for Matt Yglesias, lays out a lengthy case for why Barack Obama should not pick Jim Webb as his Vice-President here. I suspect that the points she… Continue reading

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The Che Chronicles

23 May 2008 22:51

How many people really think of Che Guevara as a romantic, if occasionally headstrong, revolutionary? Outside Latin America, I mean. Perhaps it's a generational thing, but does anyone under the… Continue reading

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Photograph of the Day

23 May 2008 12:25

Little blogging until next week as I'm visiting my sister in Cumbria today before going to the cricket at Old Trafford on Saturday. But here's a photograph of the lower… Continue reading

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Department of Fancy That!

23 May 2008 10:28

Like Philip Salter, I dinnae often agree with Gordon Brown. But fair's fair (especially the morning after a brutal by-election thumping), here's some of what the Prime Minister had to… Continue reading

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The Frippery of a Rounded Education

23 May 2008 10:00

Chris Woodhead, the former head of the schools inspectorate in England and Wales, argues that many private schools are, to all intents and purposes, ripping off their clients. The Telegraph… Continue reading

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Brown Toastwatch

23 May 2008 2:42

So, as expected, the Tories win the Crewe and Nantwich by-election. Handsomely. The remarkable thing is that it took so long and that the Tory brand remained so toxic that… Continue reading

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Libertarians and the Spiders from Mars

22 May 2008 23:15

Dave Weigel is going to be blogging from the Libertarian Party convention in Denver this weekend. Great copy all-but-guaranteed: We turned to the speaker schedule, and couldn't figure out if… Continue reading

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The Kennedy Empire

22 May 2008 17:20

Remember: it's a Republic, not a Democracy. From the New York Daily News: Ted Kennedy has made clear to confidants that when his time is up, he wants his Senate… Continue reading

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Hillary of Harare

22 May 2008 13:03

In one sense there's little point in writing about Hillary Clinton anymore. She's lost. Still, if there is any truth to the notion, much-favoured by Washington reporters, that you can… Continue reading

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Further Tales from the Bold New Scotland

22 May 2008 12:45

It could have been worse, I suppose. There was a proposal that you'd soon need a special license to be permitted to purchase cigarettes in Scotland. Presumably this would be… Continue reading

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Belgian BBQ in Memphis

21 May 2008 20:37

American breakfasts are pretty good, or at least as fine as can be expected from a meal that doesn't include black pudding. But there's no doubting that the United States'… Continue reading

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Graph of the Day

21 May 2008 13:37

Courtesy of Danny Finkelstein: The red line shows Labour's approval rating since 2005, the blue John Major's 1992-97 ministry. Nuff said. (The bulge was the brief Brown Summer in which,… Continue reading

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Giant Carnivorous Mice!

21 May 2008 0:41

Seriously: For tens of thousands of years, the birds of Gough Island lived unmolested, without predators on a remote outcrop in the south Atlantic. Today, the British-owned island, described as… Continue reading

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Line of the Day

20 May 2008 4:06

Jim Henley looks forward to the Libertarian Party convention this weekend. After a (very) brief trawl through the candidates he writes: That leaves Bob Barr, who could become the first… Continue reading

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If Hillary had skipped Iowa?

20 May 2008 3:27

The Los Angeles Times’ Don Frederick claims Barack Obama has "disrespected" Kentucky by declining to campaign in the Bluegrass State. Does this mean he disrespected Guam too? More interestingly –… Continue reading

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J is for Jardine (Who else?)

20 May 2008 2:40

Apologies for the (unconscionable?) delay in posting this latest installment. I know this has disappointed some of you. What can I say? Well, the truth is that Firefox ate this… Continue reading

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