Category Archives: Politics

Talking Over Torture

Conor Friedersdorf responds to Jonah Goldberg’s continuing attempts to frame the debate over water-boarding as a debate over semantics: Talking Over Torture | The American Scene Goldberg is absolutely wrong to argue that there are no good responses to the … Continue reading

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NYT: Justices Are Pressed for a Broad Ruling in Campaign Case

There seemed little question after the argument in an important campaign finance case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the makers of a slashing political documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton were poised to win. The open issue was just … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“No man is an island, and rules made for imaginary islands ignore the fragile ecology of the actual archipelago.” Adam Gopnik, The Return of the Native, The New Yorker, Sept. 7, 2009

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I AM A CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL

I AM AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL this morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water … Continue reading

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They Can’t Kill Us All

Photo by Gary Godfrey

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Letters from the Front

I’m just catching up with Nico Pitney’s live-blog of the ongoing protests in Iran. (Funny enough, I’m seeing him being interviewed by Rachel Maddow in a repeat of today’s show right now.) In his 2:21PM ET entry, Nico reports a … Continue reading

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Howard Kurtz defends CNN on the lack of coverage in Tehran

Twitter was all aflutter yesterday with criticism of CNN for its lack of coverage of the on-going protests in Tehran (see #cnnfail and #IranElection on Twitter, also this article from the NY Times). Howard Kurtz, of CNN’s Reliable Sources offered … Continue reading

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