Rudy Giuliani, the Terrorists’ Worst Enemy?

7 November 2007 5:20

Well, not always. From the New York Times, September 29th 1994, less than a month after the declaration of a (temporary as it proved) IRA ceasefire: Artfully casting off his… Continue reading

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Hillary Abroad

7 November 2007 4:06

Welcome, Andrew Sullivan readers. Lovely to have you here. Hope you have a nice stay. Feel free to wander around the blog… Hillary Clinton makes a great deal of her… Continue reading


Oneupmanship Tutorial: War and Peace Division

7 November 2007 3:57

I’ve had occasion to write about Not Reading Books before. As a public service I’ve also mentioned the importance of Oneupmanship. Today’s text, then, is the new and handsome translation… Continue reading


Imagine how confused they must be in Liverpool?

6 November 2007 17:17

A sign of the times. Hell in a hand basket and all that. The Manchester Evening News reports: A LOTTERY scratchcard has been withdrawn from sale by Camelot – because… Continue reading

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Ron Paul: This Land Is Your Land

6 November 2007 6:00

OK, one other fun Ron Paul observation. You think he takes property rights seriously? Like all the other candidates Paul has an online store where supporters can purchase t-shirts, hats,… Continue reading


Ron Paul’s Moment Arrives!

6 November 2007 5:27

Ron Paul has just raised $4m today. I’ll repeat that: Ron Paul has raised four million dollars today. That’s four times what Mike Huckabee – the latest media darling –… Continue reading


“The Politics of Parsing”

2 November 2007 18:47

Here’s an internet ad from John Edwards campaign. It’s not pretty for Hillary. (And you gotta love that sly reference to it all depending upon what the meaning of “is”… Continue reading

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“Get Money”

2 November 2007 15:50

You don’t need to like – or know anything about – rap music or cartoons to still think this is pretty neat*: *Though not entirely safe for work since it… Continue reading


What’s all the fuss about?

2 November 2007 15:45

Calm down people. Reasons’ Brian Doherty has it right: Bush comes out with a blood-curdling threat to Congress: if they don’t confirm Michael Mukasey for attorney general, why then the… Continue reading


What’s in a name?

2 November 2007 6:58

Way back in the day when I first arrived in Ireland to go to college I remember thinking how odd – and how quaint – it was that so many… Continue reading


Back to school: “Choice is for me, not for thee” edition…

2 November 2007 5:09

To return to schools. Did you know that it’s a bad thing for a school to be popular? Nor did I. But according to Scott Lemieux a voucher programme is… Continue reading


Tim Russert: A Fox in Nipper’s Clothing

1 November 2007 18:50

An excellent column by Paul Waldman on the Ghastliness of Tim Russert. (Note for British readers: he’s America’s  version of Paxman except twice as smug and half as useful) Waldman… Continue reading


Tory dander is up (at long last)

1 November 2007 18:48

Today’s Tory poster for the election that never was: Yesterday’s Halloween poster is here.


Department of Road Safety and Demagoguery

1 November 2007 17:06

If one were to compile a list of all the issues in which elite – and, er, libertarian – opinion is most completely out of touch with "ordinary" people’s concerns,… Continue reading

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Heroes of Public Diplomacy

1 November 2007 15:24

David Frum on Karen Hughes: My column for this weekend’s National Post will try to explain why Karen Hughes so signally failed as US Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy.… Continue reading


While My Guitar Gently…

1 November 2007 6:06

I don’t even know how to play the guitar but by god I want one of these babies: Surprise: They’re from Colombia! [Also via Jewcy who, rightly, vote these cool… Continue reading


Just because Congress wants to forget the Armenians doesn’t mean you have to.

1 November 2007 5:52

If you happen to be in New York City this evening and feeling in the need to get your protest on, might I suggest you join Jewcy’s Michael Weiss et… Continue reading


Trick or Treat or Voucher?

1 November 2007 1:21

Megan McArdle has been on a rare old tear recently, pushing the argument for school choice, here and here and here and here and here. It will not surprise some… Continue reading

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Dancing for the Queen of the Fairies

31 October 2007 16:36

Appropriately enough – this being Halloween don’t you know- Slate has this week been running a series of dispatches from my own native heath (Part 1 here, Part 2 here… Continue reading

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A Noun, a Verb, and 9/11

31 October 2007 12:46

Best* line of the Democratic debate? It’s not even close. Joe Biden on Rudy Giuliani: "He only uses three words in a sentence: A noun, a verb, and 9/11." *By… Continue reading


Media Disappointed by Hillary’s Clear Victory…

31 October 2007 3:10

OK, so Hillary was all over the place on whether illegal immigrants should be allowed driving licenses and, sure enough, that’s what Chris Matthews and co focus on immediately. But… Continue reading

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“End the Horror”!

31 October 2007 2:29

November 1st would have been election day had Gordon Brown not been spooked… Here’s a poster the Tories are placing in papers around the country today: The tag-line reads: Tomorrow… Continue reading


Obama gets angry! Or, rather, no he doesn’t…

31 October 2007 1:12

So the first question in tonight’s Democratic debate at Drexel University goes to Barack Obama who is asked – as he must have known he would be – to outline… Continue reading


Question of the Day

30 October 2007 22:56

Is there a specific word  – or neologism – for wanting to write a blog post (or several in fact – and wanting to write them quite badly) but finding… Continue reading

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If You Read One Post About Waterboarding

30 October 2007 19:06

American conservatives who seem to think that waterboarding is perfectly ok – and there are, shamefully, many such people including the two leading candidates for the Republican party’s presidential nomination… Continue reading