Monthly Archives: September 2004

The state of the debate…

Kerry impressed me. His tone was good—challenging but not belligerent. He was articulate and poised, and he had good control of his material. Bush was weak, though not terrible. He didn’t seem well prepared, though perhaps he was and Kerry … Continue reading

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Byrd Droppings…

I’ve enjoyed reading Lorie Byrd’s postings at Polipundit for some time. She recently started her own blog called Byrd Droppings, where she can stretch her wings a bit more and get into some areas that don’t fit the format at … Continue reading

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Democracy under fire…

David Brooks draws an historical parallel between the situation in Iraq and that in El Salvador in the early ‘80s, where citizens risked bombs and sniper fire to cast their votes. Over time, elections grew safer as freedom took hold … Continue reading

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John Kerry evolves…

The evolution of John Kerry’s Campaign message: 1) I’m not Geroge Bush 2) I’m a war hero 3) Bring it on! 4) Make it stop! I guess he was for negative advertising before he was against it. [via Betsy]

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Privatizing Social Security…

Thomas Sowell’s column is up. Go read it. Update: Read the second part of Sowell’s column as well.

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Trackbacks…

I’ve added trackbacks to my posts via an add-on from HaloScan. However, either I’m having a mental hiccup or HaloScan is, because the trackback counter isn’t working. I’ve got a note up on their support forum asking for help. In … Continue reading

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Measuring success in Iraq…

In discussing our chances for success in Iraq, I cut a corner in not defining what I mean by success. I did this intentionally so I could get to my larger point about how we are being unrealistic in our … Continue reading

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