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Obviously, things ha...
Obviously, things have been kind of dead here as of late. Check out Total Shite for some (actually updated once in awhile) bloggy goodness.

Reasonoid Radley Bal...
Reasonoid Radley Balko has a great post on Ron Paul up today. Snippet: Paul doesn't consider this worthy of a serious reaction. I was hoping for much, much more. If Paul didn't write these screeds, he should tell us who did, or assign someone from the campaign to do some research, and reveal the authors' identity.

Glenn Greenwald has ...
Glenn Greenwald has a great, regularly-updated post here about National Review's fabrication scandal, which has gone neglected by media critics and, not too surprisingly, the entire rightwing blogosphere. For more on Mark Steyn, one of the National Review folks whose scolding tone during TNR's similar scandal has not re-emerged in this case, check out my latest Campus Progress post.

Jill at Feministe lo...
Jill at Feministe looks at Ayaan Hirsi Ali's latest articulation of the standard "where are all the moderate Muslims?" complaint and finds it more than a little unconvincing.

Glenn Reynolds, right-wing bloggers continue to insist there is no truth
In his usual habit of linking to something approvingly without first checking whether or not it is categorically false, Glenn Reynolds yesterday directed readers to this mean-spirited post on a blog called "Classical Values". The classical values-espousing writer implies that a Daily Kos poster's call to send care packages to our troops is a cynical ploy, designed solely so that the troop-hating moonbats over there can use this for propaganda in a few months. Commenters at the site then simult

In fairness to Natio...
In fairness to National Review, its writers don't only go off on wild, wholly unsubstantiated conspiracy theories involving the left; they're starting to do so as part of their internecine pre-primary fighting as well. The next few months should be fun!

Working on a new blog...
This is a hectic semester for me as it's my last in college, but I've also been working on a new project that will hopefully eventually replace Catalyst with a prettier, perhaps a bit more "Web 2.0-y" blog. In the meantime, I've been doing consulting work for, and also blogging from time to time on, the Campus Progress site, which is a great resource for anyone interested in progressive politics generally and, more specifically, in countering the right's great (read: well-financed) youth-trainin

Completely authentic...
Completely authentic, unaltered question asked by Glenn Beck:"Why is America not in the Bible?"

Free Burma
The latest news out of Myanmar:An active member of Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party in Burma has died under interrogation, as the crackdown against last month's protests continues. Win Shwe, a 42-year-old member of the National League for Democracy was arrested with five colleagues on September 26, the day the junta began to put down the demonstrations. According to a Thailand-based human rights group, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, the security forces told Win Shwe's fam

In case you still th...
In case you still think there's any chance that Ron Paul isn't going to win the Republican nomination: I just learned in an email from that Mr. Paul has the Stormfront endorsement. Expect his political futures to skyrocket in the coming weeks.

Someone wants an on-air interview
Kathryn Jean Lopez, in a post titled "Come Off It, Already":Now Mrs. Edwards is questioning Rush Limbaugh's deferment. Is the Democratic party that insecure that they can to try to destroy this powerful, successful voice? They really don't know fairness. Fairness seems to be "getting your way" in the left-wing dictionary. Air American can't stand on its own? Fairness Doctrine! We screw up and let MoveOn disrespect the commanding general of our troops in Iraq? Attack Limbaugh!I'd correct "Air Ame

Today in people embarrassing themselves, everyone around them
Greg Mankiw argues against SCHIP by noting increased insurance coverage of kids over past decade. Increased insurance coverage of kids over past decade was due to SCHIP.David Brooks argues against book he clearly didn't read.David Horowitz insists picture of stoning in Iran he uses for "Terrorism Awareness" legit; still of stoning is from classic Dutch movie. Horowitz disappears blog post.

What could go wrong? Army "baits" suspected insurgents with weapon drops.
According to the NYT:Under a program developed by a Defense Department warfare unit, Army snipers have begun using a new method to kill Iraqis suspected of being insurgents, planting fake weapons and bomb-making material as bait and then killing anyone who picks up them up, according to testimony presented in a military court.If this is true (caveats buried later in the article: it emerged as part of a defense strategy for soldiers accused of murder; on an official level the military of course d

Just what the world needed
Jewish pirate jokes:Q: What is a pirate’s favorite Israeli newspaper? A: Yedi’ot. (You probably thought it was Ha’ARRRRRetz, but that’s far too intellectual for the average pirate.)

Newt Gingrich, on m...
Newt Gingrich, on making a Second Life appearance: Second Life is a more sophisticated extranet... It is so compelling that people actually spend real money to buy real estate in this online reality. I don't care if it makes me sound more conservative, in a way, than Newt. What exactly makes this "compelling"? People's bizarre willingness to pay for virtual property is what gives us great things like Chinese gold farming and single companies that essentially own a person's entire (virtual) re

"The first internet silent debate"
And probably the best one so far:

Senate votes to con...
Senate votes to condemn MoveOn Nice to know they're making good use of their time...

The MSM is losing because its biased and meaningless poll questions just can't compete with these bi
"Poll results" from Michelle Malkin's site, demonstrating incontrovertibly that almost all Republicans are opposed to the Bush/Kennedy/McCain Immigration Bill. Nice to know she's making good use of her Oberlin degree.

"Do you really want ...
"Do you really want to vote for a guy who doesn't have a publicly accessible myspace profile?" Assuming you are old enough to vote and a supporter of Giuliani, then I would hope so. But it would be nice if the feller would open his Myspace up, if only so I could add his friends count to my super-geeky Web 2.0 Presidential Primary Indicators table.