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Why do they hate us?

Via James Fallows and today’s New York Times, the latest shocking Wikileaks revelation: In early 2008, American diplomats stationed in Ottawa turned on their television sets and were aghast: there was an “onslaught” of Canadian shows depicting “nefarious American officials … Continue reading

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“A return to civility is not possible”

Via Matt Yglesias, Reason magazine plugs 18th-century political campaign rhetoric into 21st-century-style attack ads:

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“To get us out of this mess we should tax other countries, like Canada.”

More suggestions for the Republican Party agenda from the America Speaking Out website: “Old people contribute very little to the economy and are total downers. Cut off all government benefits at 75. If you want to live until 95, work … Continue reading

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“…but young, fresh and not refrigerated too long are what the Republicans are all about”

As you may have heard by now, the RNC has created a website, America Speaking Out, where American conservatives, or Internet pranksters posing as American conservatives, can post suggestions for the Republican Party agenda. (You can also vote thumbs up … Continue reading

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I need to start writing these prophecies down

Last year, when I wrote a blog post reacting to Sarah Palin’s nomination as a VP candidate, I almost included a lame joke about how Palin would be great at foreign affairs, since Alaska is right across the water from Russia. … Continue reading

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Today’s alternate universe dispatch

A pop quiz for those of you who haven’t already seen today’s Times editorial page. Can you name the world leader who wrote the following? “The basis for the modern State of Israel is the persecution of the Jewish people, … Continue reading

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“…lest we be laid to rest in dishonorable graves.”

Over at Informed Consent, Juan Cole responds to President Bush’s farewell address with a somewhat less rosy assessment of the past eight years. [Via jaylake]

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Quote of the day

“I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, waterboarding is torture.” — U.S. Attorney General nominee Eric Holder

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Obama wins

I’m relieved, but not surprised. Nicely done.

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It’s Election Day

Go vote.

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