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Sorry, been busy guest blogging at Not Very Bright

July 13, 2007
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I’ve neglected posting because I’m engaged in a raging universal health care debate over at Not Very Bright. I say “raging” because there is a lot of meat in the comments on both sides, but the debate has been refreshingly civil. Check it out here. I promise I’ll be back at it here soon.

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Jim Crow Justice Alive In South Carolina: Read NVB

July 9, 2007
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Over at Not Very Bright I just posted a piece about the lopsided justice that lingers in South Carolina. Rich, white, connected Thomas Ravenel and middle-class, black, unconnected Michael Miller face charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Neither defendant has a prior criminal record, though Miller does face charges for a separate drug arrest. Three…

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Time to Give Hillary Clinton Another Look?

July 2, 2007
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Have I let the Rabid Right define my impressions of Hillary Clinton?  I don’t watch a lot of TV, so I’ve managed for good or bad to miss most of the debates so far. While I missed the recent Democratic candidates debate at Howard University, I did manage to catch a post-debate discussion hosted by…

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Blogger’s Blues

July 2, 2007
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Forgive me reader(s), for I have sinned. It’s been almost 2 months since my last post. I wondered in the blogging wilderness. I lost my way. If anyone out there was actually reading my posts on a regular basis, I apologize for the sudden silence. I got busy. I got discouraged. I got a little nauseous at some…

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Any Idiot Can Beat The Press

May 9, 2007
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One of my favorite economics-focused blogs is Beat The Press, where Dean Baker regularly points out the fiscal BS floating around the mainstream media. Judging from an unscientific sampling of posts, Baker focuses most of his scrutiny on the Washington Post and the New York Times. Any idiot could easily deduce from my own posts…

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Ahmadinejad Takes My Advice

April 12, 2007
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Iranian President Ahmadinejad is no Idiot – he took my advice and released the 15 captured British sailors in a made-for-media ceremony that probably made Carl Rove jealous. I hadn’t even realized that Ahmadinejad counted himself among my 2 readers, but I’m happy that he wised up, and hopefully he can gain from my future kernels…

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They’ll Let Any Idiot Into The U.K. – Blogging Delayed

March 28, 2007
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Those Brits will let just about Any Idiot into the U.K., gangsta rappers being the exception. I’m not sure how much access I’ll have to a computer and this blog while on the Old King’s Road. If I get a chance, I’ll post some impressions from the other side of the pond. Thanks for dropping…

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Hope Iran Has More Restraint Than Bush Administration

March 28, 2007
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For the sake of the British sailor detainees held by Iran, lets hope that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has more respect for international law, the Geneva Conventions, and common human decency than our own President George W. Bush, the Justice Department, and SC Senators Graham and DeMint. Ahmadinejad has the opportunity to get some serious PR bonus…

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A Tiny Whiff of Non-Partisan Humanity

March 24, 2007
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Sometimes it takes tragedy to cut through all the partisan bullshit and remind us that we are all brothers and sisters stumbling blind through this wild ride called life. Tony Snow, facing his own mortality, had some kind words for Elizabeth Edwards (quoted here from NYTimes subscription content NYT – Tony Snow & Barbara Edwards“…

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BBC: Cricket Coach Murdered by Murderer

March 24, 2007
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This just in from BBC World News Radio (Thursday, March 22, 2007): “Jamaican authorities confirmed today that Pakistan’s cricket coach was the victim of a strangulation murder. Police suspect that one or more people were involved.” Thank goodness for intrepid reporters. Mere citizens might have concluded that this was one of those perpetrator-less murders. Fife…

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