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Hitchens vs. Stewart

I’m late for the ball on this, I know, and for that I should be soundly flogged. But is it me or did comedian Jon Stewart give a rhetorical beating to Christopher Hitchens during a semi-intelligent discussion about the Iraq war the other night? I know the supposed representative antithesis of the liberal establishment has […]


Woe to You, Pat

Just remember this, Pat, when that rapture you think is coming to take you and the “true” ones away and leaves the rest of us behind. Nothing pisses Jesus off more than a hypocrite.


Turn Rove Over, He’s Done

Someone I know who has an unquestionably principled outlook on life and the world once told me the secret to winning any argument standing on purely moral ground. It goes like this. One big sin is infinitely more powerful than a litany of failures, no matter how true they all might be. I only started […]


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Who Watches the Watchmen?

I can’t help but point out the irony of “a thousand heavily-armed super-patriots confronting the Mexican hordes” and calling themselves—of all things in which they could call themselves—The Minutemen. Aside from being a not-so-subtle tip of the hat to the actual Revolutionary era militia of the same name, it is—if you remember your comic book […]


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Running Out of Steam

When Business Week, hardly a partisan of left wing environmental concerns, is not afraid to headline with a searing indictment of the president’s lack of leadership on the issue of energy, accusing him and his administration of Blowing Smoke on Energy Policy, people should start taking serious notice. When the official answer to gasoline and […]


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